Value of Education
Among graduating high school seniors in 2013, only 14% of Black, 28% of Latino, 47% of Asian and 57% of White graduates were ready for college level reading.
In 2014, just 14% of Black, 16%of Latino, 48% of Asian and 52% of White children were reading at grade level in Dane County’s elementary schools.
Among graduating high school seniors in 2013, only 14% of Black, 28% of Latino, 47% of Asian and 57% of White graduates were ready for college level reading. Reading and learning difficulties begin early and often persist into adulthood.
Access to clean, drinkable water and healthy food. Climate change. Energy Alternatives. Urban and rural poverty. Economic and population health disparities. Innovations in STEM and Social Enterprise. Global and local leadership and political conflicts. World peace.
Children who can read, love to learn and can work effectively with others will be best prepared to address these issues, lead happy lives and raise happy and healthy families as adults.
One City Early Learning Centers is dedicated to cultivating healthy, happy, thoughtful, and resourceful children who have the capacity and commitment to empower others and change the world, their families and communities for the better. With this in mind, our mission is to prepare young children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life, and ensure they enter grade school reading-ready.
We believe in the Village concept – that is truly takes a village to raise a successful child. The Greater Madison community has an extraordinary opportunity to be the best village in the country for raising healthy, happy and successful children. We are asking the Greater Madison community and those who support strong children and families to join us and the parents of One City children in our collective effort to turn the tide against low school achievement and generational poverty at its roots – during a child’s first five years of life. Together, we can empower children for a lifetime of happiness and success.
I truly believe that the solutions to many of the societal, public health and environmental problems that we’re experiencing today lie within the hearts and minds of children who live in some of the most impoverished and destitute regions of our world and community. If we invest in these children by giving them the knowledge, tools and experiences necessary to grow strong and lead quality lives, they will in-turn give us the cures to what ails us.
Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world.
Free the child’s potential, and you will transform him into the world.
What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all its children.
Wisdom begins with Wonder.