empowered thousands more adults this year to advance equity of access to high-quality early literacy and language experiences for children.
With a depth of skills, knowledge, and compassion, we amplified partner impact to help close the opportunity gap in underserved communities. Our programs have significantly strengthened the quality of interactions between adults and children, giving adults the tools and confidence to foster children’s language, literacy, and social-emotional development, leading to skill mastery and self-confidence.
“Even though research shows that 85 percent of a child’s brain is developed by the time they are five years old, current teacher training systems are leaving teachers to navigate in a crowded sea of misinformation. I am sure many educators can relate to this! Like many others, I wasn’t taught about the importance of connecting brain science with social and emotional development or given specific, strategic tools that have direct impact to the students I served every day.” -Emily Grunt