Kingsley House needs your support for the continued operation of its nationally accredited, high quality Early Learning Service (ELS) programs for at-risk and vulnerable infants and toddlers in the New Orleans community.
Our early childhood education programs provide children of ages 6 weeks to 5 years old with the tools to meet or exceed their age appropriate developmental milestones and perform in line with their income-advantaged peers starting in kindergarten and well throughout their academic careers (Duncan and Magnusen, 2005). These early intervention methods exist in the form of our Head Start, Early Head Start, Educare, Childcare Partnerships and Parent as Educators programs. Kingsley House narrows the “achievement gap” for our youngest and empowers them to become engaged and productive members of our local community. Best practices have taught us that an investment in quality early learning programs for at-risk children is the most effective way to promote economic and workforce development (Heckman, 2012).
Your support is invaluable as we continue to educate and prepare the at-risk children of New Orleans whose families live at or below the federal poverty guidelines. Consider a gift towards our evidence-based ELS programs that offer our most vulnerable children the opportunity to benefit from year round, full day academic and social enrichment activities, along with essential health and supportive services at no cost. With your help, our ELS programs can continue to serve our local children and families by building the capacity of the family unit in a holistic fashion. Be their hero!