The Need

Every child born in Edmonton should have equal access to early literacy tools necessary for success later in life, unfortunately not all of them do. You can help children succeed in school by donating to the EPL's Welcome Baby program. Please help Edmonton children succeed.

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Did you know that...

Infographic: Less than 57% of Edmonton preschoolers are ready for Kindergarten. This is lower than the average in Alberta.

Less than 57% of Edmonton preschoolers are ready for Kindergarten. This is lower than the average in Alberta.*

20% of students in both Alberta and Canada fail to graduate from high school. Studies show that children who do well in their early years are more likely to complete high school.*

Knowledge of alphabet at entry into Kindergarten is a strong predictor of reading ability in 10th grade.**

Over one-half of unemployed Canadians age 16-65 have literacy scores below high school completion.***


 

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Every dollar spent on the quality early care and education can save taxpayers up to $13.00 in future costs.

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*Source: Early Child Development Mapping Project.
**Source: Every Child Ready to Read Research on Early Literacy”.  American Library Association. Jan. 2013.
***Source: ABC Life Literacy Canada
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