Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby Kit
Welcome Baby Kit

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.

*"Why Investment in Childhood Work" by The Ounce of Prevention Fund