In the United States, one child in four grows up not knowing how to read.
Do we have the strength as a community to help everyone have the opportunity to meet the challenges of the future? It is hard to imagine that any parent would not be able to give their child something as simple as a book, but many of the people you stand in line with at the grocery store are unable to do just that. The cognitive benefits of literacy are immeasurable and it has a large impact on the ability of an economy to generate and sustain wealth.
Children who have not developed some basic literacy skills by the time they enter school are 3 - 4 times more likely to drop out in later years. 33% of children in California will not finish high school.
CCRC will collect and distribute 100,000 children’s books to children within our 25,000 square mile service area in 2014. We need your help to be successful. This year we celebrate 5 years of collecting and distributing 500,000 books books to children and families.
Help us make a difference in the lives of children and families in California.
For more information, contact the Communications team at 1-866-674-KIDS
Make the commitment today and see…What a difference a BOOK makes tomorrow.
About the Child Care Resource Center:
The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) has been serving children, families, and child care providers since 1976. CCRC manages programs to assist with issue such as finding and selecting child care and vocational training. Children and families benefit from these programs, allowing parents to go to work and attend school, contribute to the economy and strengthen their families and the community.
The agency also works on several projects to keep the community healthy and safe that includes fighting childhood obesity, healthy nutrition and exercise; emergency preparedness disaster recovery training and education; and the coordination of a Los Angeles County wide project to vaccinate thousands of children and families against influenza and pertussis.
CCRC operates and oversees Head Start preschools with a total of 3,500 children and 120 infants, toddlers, and pregnant mothers in Early Head Start. These comprehensive programs promote school readiness and family engagement to ensure the healthy development of children and their families.
Currently, the agency serves close to 50,000 children and child care providers each month in Northern Los Angeles County and the entirety of San Bernardino County.