About Ware Ferst

Early learning success begins with books at home.

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By The Numbers

61%

of low-income families


Do not have a single book suitable for a child.
50%

of children from low-income communities


Start first grade up to two years behind their peers.
75%

of students who are poor readers


In the third grade will remain poor readers in high school.
66%

of students who cannot read proficiently by 4th grade


Will end up in jail or on welfare

Some things can wait.
Investing in our children is not one of them.