Literacy and your Foundation
“Get ‘em while they’re young!” This is a familiar saying that has many interpretations.
A common one is learning, in children. Neuroscience tells us a child’s brain is like a sponge that absorbs broadly and rapidly. We’ve all seen, and are often astonished by, the child who can speak two or maybe more languages that are in daily use around her. And her appetite to learn seems insatiable.
The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) strongly believes in this. Their mission to promote literacy and lifelong learning throughout the Columbia Basin and Boundary is admirable and respected.
The Kimberley and District Community Foundation (KDCF) honoured this mission by awarding $2,500 toward CBAL’s Baby Goose Baby Steps program last fall.
This program reaches out to infants, toddlers and their caregivers, offering a safe, early learning environment. Program facilitators are trained in education and youth development. Setting the stage for lifelong learning, building community and “getting ‘em while their young,” is what this service is all about.
Your Foundation is proud to support them.
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Kimberley and District Community Foundation