CHILDREN IN POVERTY
Their futures are determined before they’ve even begun.
At a time when kindergarten standards are more rigorous than ever, children in poverty begin their school experience with an 18-month disadvantage in language development and basic skills. As these children enter elementary school they risk being so far behind they can never catch up.
But what if this could all be changed through access to high-quality preschool education?
To help these children succeed, we have to give them a fair chance to learn...and learn early.
In February 2014, determined to help the children of the West End of Bowling Green overcome this disadvantage, The Foundry brought together a Preschool Development Team. This team, comprised of highly respected and qualified educators, researched and planned every aspect of launching a licensed, high-quality preschool at The Foundry in the fall of 2015. A vision emerged for the Foundry Preschool Academy to be a place where children are prepared educationally in a spiritually nurturing environment and where parent involvement is essential and expected.
At the Foundry Preschool Academy we live by these values and beliefs:
All of this is geared toward the long-term success of the child.