15 MILLION – That’s the number of young children living in poverty in our country. Over 70,000 live in Middlesex County alone. Inequality of opportunity for low-income children starts at birth and is magnified when there is a lack of access to quality early education that focuses on social, emotional, and cognitive development. Educators and psychologists tell us that if a child is forced to stay on this pathway, lifelong harm results.
Researchers estimate that low-income children are exposed to ½ the vocabulary and enter school an average of 1.5 years behind those from higher-income families.
With your support we can help prevent the achievement gap!
Family ACCESS provides a variety of quality opportunities to local children and families:
- nationally accredited childcare and pre-school
- counseling and consultation services for parents
- two national early literacy programs
- child assault prevention education (CAP)
Please donate to ensure the best outcome for all of the children in our community. Your gift will immediately impact their lives, dramatically improve their ability to thrive, and help prepare them for lifelong success.