The TCU Foundation recently granted Kosciusko Literacy Services $2,000 to purchase books for preschool children enrolled in the Read to Grow children’s book club.
The book club addresses the lack of basic skills low-income children have when entering the school system and provides one book a month to each enrolled child under five years old who is living below 150 percent of the poverty level. Currently, 525 children are enrolled.
By placing the books in the home, KLS addresses one of the main reasons children have low skills when entering kindergarten: the lack of reading material in the home. The parents sign an agreement to read regularly to their child. Because reading to a child at an early age helps the child’s brain to develop language and reading skills, this program helps the child have the necessary skills to be ready for school and to continue learning.