Breaking A World Record In Early Childhood Education

I believe every child deserves the chance to succeed. Millions of children in low-income neighborhoods across the country are at risk of school failure before they even enter kindergarten. United Way is kicking off our early childhood education investments by participating in the 2011 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign. This national effort will mobilize adults and children to close the early education achievement gap by setting a world record across the country for the largest shared reading experience in a single day. On October 6, more than 2 million voices will call for an end to America’s early education achievement gap by reading Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney. United Way of DuPage/West Cook board members and volunteers from our Education Investment Panel, will wear their LIVE UNITED t-shirts and spend the morning reading to children at four of our local early education partner organizations: Center for Independence, Easter Seals, Oak Park & River Forest Day Nursery and Parenthesis. Sit down to read in your community. Stand up for children everywhere! Photo Credit: Tulane Publication

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