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ABCs Early Childhood Education Scholarship

$765.00 contributions
17 donors

Bridging the Gap NRV Scholarships

Because All Our Children Need Quality Preschool Education

90% of a child’s brain develops before age 5 with more than one million neural connections being formed every second.   

ABCs’ scholarship fund, Bridging the Gap, helps our hard-working NRV families who are not able to afford the high-quality childcare that their children need. 

Almost half of our NRV children live in economically disadvantaged homes, but families earning more than 150% of poverty rate are unable to access government childcare subsidies.  When families cannot qualify for a childcare subsidy, their children end up in an “informal” care situation and do not receive the support and education they need to thrive.

Bridging the Gap scholarships enable these children to access the quality education they need to arrive at kindergarten ready to succeed.  When children are not ready for kindergarten, they usually do not read fluently by third grade and are far less likely to graduate from high school.  Supporting children to arrive ready to succeed at school is a 13-to-1 ROI investment for these children and for our whole community.

Help our children, our families and our community grow and prosper!  Bridging the Gap impacts two generations, today and tomorrow.
Susan Traxel M donated $20.00
Susan Traxel M donated $20.00
Nikki S donated $150.00
Judy S donated $25.00
Thomas D donated $20.00
Teresa C donated $25.00

Updates and Donors' Comments


Growing up with a single mom and my sister, times were often tough, and every little bit helped. Than you Nikki for sharing your story!