Why Low-Income Children?
Early Childhood Development/Preschool
Kids with positive, stable relationships with parents and caregivers, as well as quality child care and preschool experiences, go on to do better in school and in life. They’re more likely to read at grade level and graduate from high school.
From choir and cheerleading to soccer and student council, extracurricular school activities keep students engaged — but the cost may be among barriers that prevent some children from participating, a new national poll suggests. “Extracurricular school activities have been shown to boost educational achievement, personal development, and social opportunities,” says poll co-director Sarah Clark. “But barriers to participation prevent some children from enjoying the benefits that these experiences offer.
These numbers show that approximately, one in three children did not participate in a structured program. The opportunities are not meeting the demand, in particular for low-income families.