EPL's Welcome Baby program provides newborn babies and their parents with books and early life literacy resources as part of the two-month immunization process. These include a library card, books and story times. The goal? To build a love of reading from the get-go and support success later in life.
A child without early literacy skills is:
- 25% more likely to drop out of school*
- 40% more likely to become a teenage parent*
- 70% more likely to be arrested for a violent crime*
The program is entirely donor supported. Thanks to your donations, we have reached our goal and every child in Edmonton has now the same opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.