On Nov. 29, Lee Pesky Learning Center received $15,000 in grant monies from CapEd Credit Union. This funding is part of a multi-year $45,000 grant poised to provide support to LPLC for early childhood programming from 2022-2024.
LPLC, an education nonprofit headquartered in Boise, serves individuals, families, schools and our community through a three-tier service delivery model: educator training, literacy pods for English learners and intensive intervention. According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities, one in five children face a learning obstacle including but not limited to dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD.
CapEd’s grant monies will focus on LPLC’s Tier 1 Every Child Ready to Learn programming which ensures early childhood educators have ample resources to assist students in making gains in early literacy, mathematics, and self-regulated learning. By providing researched-based support to the youngest of learners, children will enter school with the foundational skills necessary for success. Lacking such skills places these children at higher risk for remediation, referral to special education and dropout.
CapEd’s funding is also ensuring that Lee Pesky Learning Center can continue to provide 1,000 kindergarten readiness kits this year to children and families throughout the Treasure Valley.
As CapEd’s Chief Marketing Officer Todd Christensen shared, “CapEd’s commitment from 1936 to today has been on supporting the education community. As we see your children and family succeed in literacy and numeracy, they are going to succeed in life.”
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