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Success in Learning  •  Success in Life

Our Need

On average, middle-class children are read to 1,500 hours. Conversely, children in poverty are read to only 25 hours before entering kindergarten, resulting in hearing and learning significantly fewer words than their peers. They often enter kindergarten 1.5 to 2 years behind, unless they receive a high-quality education like what is offered at St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center.

Your Impact

By donating to St. Mary’s Early Childhood Center, you are making it possible for a child living in poverty to attend our Preschool Program. Scholarship support allows children to attend for just $10 per week. The high-quality early childhood education received creates a foundation for success in school and success in life.

Click here to learn about Emma and what your contribution means to our St. Mary’s children and community. Please join us by donating today.

Last year, donation dollars helped teachers provide 139,650 hours of instruction.

Donors aided in 89 children leaving St. Mary’s at a 5-year old development level.

40,048 meals were served to children during the last school year along with daily snacks.