This week we’re profiling Early Learning Partnership of York County. Are they in your Givolio?
In 1998 South Carolina was ranked 48th in overall child well-being. The Early Learning Partnership of York County was established to help increase the well-being of children in the York county area and to do so meant creating programs that would support academic readiness for children. These include programs that focus on making reading fun, having parents read to their children, giving parents tips to teaching their children how to learn before they are born and giving books to children to encourage them to read more. Their programs mainly target children under the age of six who live in York County.
The Early Learning Partnership of York County believes that reading with a child is the most influential and important activity to prepare them for school. By doing so it will create a stronger bond between the parents and child, increase their vocabulary and build the foundation for making the child a successful student when they get older. The development of a child’s brain is heavily influenced in the early years of the child’s life, making the work the Early Learning Partnership of York County does so important.
With programs like Run 4 Reading which funds the charity on purchasing books for children, to I Think I Can…Read! Which provides monthly books for families to read together, the Early Learning Partnership of York County has helped over 6,000 children in 2015 get the support they needed.