Supporting child development, school readiness, K-3 literacy, tutoring and parent/caregiver programs for families with children, from infancy through age 8.
Why Invest in Early Learning
When children thrive, families thrive. Along with whole communities.
Healthy child development lays a strong foundation for future success, but historic, systemic inequality and poverty weaken this foundation.
A student who struggles with reading by the start of 4th grade is four times more likely to drop out of high school. If that student’s family also struggles with poverty, they are six times more likely to drop out.
Right now, too few of our children are reading proficiently by 4th grade.
Joined by our partners, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey prioritizes early learning as a core strategy to end poverty in our region. We’re committed to addressing the early learning crisis with evidence-based investments and scalable solutions.
Now, more than ever, your support means promising futures for our children.