Make a Lasting Difference for a Child, One Backpack at a Time
For all children, especially children under age 5, consistent reinforcement of what they are learning is essential for maintain and acquiring new skills. This is particularly true for children experiencing poverty.
However, during the summer months when school is out, it can be extremely challenging for children to maintain the skills they learned during the previous school year without access to a regular review and practice routine. Numerous reports and research studies that examine this loss of learning, also known as the “summer setback,” or “summer slide” show that children who fall behind before kindergarten, are far less likely to ever catch up.
Together, we can help to ensure that all 220 incoming and continuing preschoolers at Illinois Action for Children’s Early Learning Programs don’t fall behind by providing them with the educational resources they need to keep skills sharp over the summer.
Please sponsor a Ready for Preschool Backpack!
For just $30 you can equip a child with a backpack full of age
appropriate learning they can do at home with their family all summer long.
Thanks to the generosity of Chicago Heights manufacturing company, Morgan Li, your gift will have double the impact. For every child you support today, an additional $30 will go directly to the early learning programs these preschoolers will attend in the fall!
With your help, every little learner who attends our Early Learning Programs, will enter the 2019-2020 preschool year ready to succeed!
A Special Thank you to our Partners at Lakeshore Learning!