Education – Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. It’s essential to getting and keeping a job with a livable wage and health benefits. And it’s fundamental to a community’s economic prosperity: a well-educated workforce attracts world-class jobs.
Quality Child Care and School Readiness
Children learn best in loving, nurturing relationships and through everyday experiences. These experiences hard-wire the brain for future learning, especially in the early years. Whether children are at home, with relatives or friends, or in childcare – the quality of early education is key to later school success. United Way of Lee County is involved in efforts to significantly improve the quality and availability of early care and education – wherever the child is. Through our partnerships with local non-profit child care centers and our local child management agency we are helping to create enhanced learning environments for our children. Children entering kindergarten with skills they need to succeed are more likely to graduate from high school and become productive workers.