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.
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.
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