Thanks to you, our donors, we have made incredible strides in advancing our cradle to career pipeline here at United Way of Southern Nevada. Together, we are setting people on the path to success, starting with early childhood education.
Since 2015, we have administered the Nevada Ready Preschool Grant in Southern Nevada which currently provides support to 700 young children every year. We have also leveraged resources, through your support, to provide in-home early education resources and supports to ensure that every child has an opportunity to enter school ready to learn.Test results have proven that these programs are helping prepare children for school, including a 52% increase in English language learning, a 48% increase in mathematics and a 41% increase in science. Since 2018, we have provided over 2,200 students with a free early education!
This is so important, not just for these children, but for our community. Only one in three children is enrolled in preschool, which means only one-third of our children are prepared for success in school. Through your investment in United Way of Southern Nevada, we are providing scholarships, teacher training and parent engagement opportunities to ensure that every child has the educational foundation to move on to kindergarten. I invite you to read more about how we are changing lives together below and join us in supporting our youngest learners!