On May 19, I shared a personal story at our annual Caring for Kids (CfK) Breakfast — view it here. CfK, the foundational program of Great Expectations (GE), provides access and funding to quality early child care education and family support. And GE is our community’s collaborative response to educational inequities.
Unfortunately, I did not have early access to a program like Caring for Kids, which created an early learning gap. I was fortunate to receive special education that helped close my learning gap. This enabled me to go on to have outstanding educational and professional success.
We know that providing families access and support to quality early child education prevents learning gaps. However, if a student needs support, GE can help close the gap.
As of this writing, we’re nearly 50% to our fundraising goal of $400k by June 30 – wow! We believe this generous community can get us all the way so that every child has access to educational opportunities, from cradle to career.
Thank you to our educators, schools, partners, students, parents and the community. We could not close the financial or educational gaps without your support.
Repeat after me: No more gaps!