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 seen more than 3,000 children complete preschool and watched the preschool enrollment rate increase by 3.4%. 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. As of December 1, 2019, we have provided 696 students with a free early education since August of 2019!
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!