Provide books to our local communities to prepare all Ware County preschool children for reading and learning success.
To afford the best chance to every child to succeed in school, and in life, and to give Ware County an educated, productive and competitive work force.
By The Numbers
of low-income families
of children from low-income communities
of students who are poor readers
of students who cannot read proficiently by 4th grade
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Teaching children to read is often seen as the sole responsibility of our nation’s schools. For the most part, children’s success or failure in reading is seen as a function of the quality of their elementary education. Most kindergarten teachers would strongly disagree with these assumptions. Their experience reveals marked differences among children in their ability to learn, their familiarity with books and language, and their confidence level.
In short, long before a child has experienced formalized education, there are already children far ahead of the curve and even more lagging far behind. In a 1991 (Boyer) study, kindergarten teachers reported that 35% of the children arrive at school unprepared to learn. Playing “catch up” is a very difficult proposition both for the child and the teacher.