Volunteers Team Up to Support Kindergarten Readiness
All incoming kindergartners to Charlotte County public schools are in for a treat!
And all it took was:
- 51 Volunteers
- 3 1/2 Hours
- 1,200 Bags
On February 22, a team of volunteers with a passion for children and a heart for education came together to assemble Kindergarten Readiness Bags. Each bag is stuffed with goodies that provide interactive tools for parents and caregivers to use with their children to help prepare them for their kindergarten experience!
United Way of Charlotte County is proud to partner with Sarasota, DeSoto, and Manatee counties in the regional effort to promote reading proficiency for children through the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Kindergarten Readiness Bags are a piece of the bigger picture aimed at setting our students up for educational success, and ensuring that more students in our community are reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
Each bag includes flashcards, magnetic letters, jumbo crayons, a Josh the Baby Otter book, and so much more! Parents and caregivers are provided a link to a video demonstrating how to make the most of these free materials.
Bags were delivered to Charlotte County preschool providers (VPKs) this week, ensuring that children have access to these valuable educational resources well in advance of their first day of kindergarten in the fall. Volunteers delivered boxes full of the bright yellow bags across the county for the over 1,000 incoming Charlotte County kindergarten students.