And welcome to our brand new blog!
The mission of the Books for Kids Foundation is to promote literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk preschool-aged children. Books for Kids creates libraries, donates books, and partners with literacy programs to develop the critical early foundation and skills which young children need to be successful in life.
Studies show that emergent literacy in preschoolers must be supported by a print-rich environment. Books for Kids ensures that Department of Education-recommended books are available wherever children spend their day, by donating books and establishing libraries in those facilities. We also ensure that each child receives a brand new book to take home and share with their family.
We are extremely excited to be embarking on the not-so-new blogging frontier! We have many heart-warming stories about our kids to share as well as insight into what more can be done to help bridge the literacy gap. We plan to have guest posters including children’s books authors, celebrity supporters, Books For Kids volunteers, and the amazing teachers who work in the libraries we create. Of course, we invite your topic suggestions, comments, and questions!
Together, we can make a difference- So let’s get started!