SC KIDS STARTING BEHIND
In South Carolina, it is estimated that one-third of South Carolina children do not have the literacy skills needed to be successful in kindergarten. The single most important activity to prepare a child for a life of learning is to read frequently with the child.LEARN MORE
BOOKS IN HOME ARE KEY
Research has shown that children growing up in homes with books get three years more schooling than children from bookless homes, regardless of income or their parents’ education.LEARN MORE
MORE KIDS KINDERGARTEN READY
My First Books SC is preparing SC children for kindergarten and a lifetime of success by helping them build a home library. More than 34,000 children across the state are receiving books through this remarkable initiative.DONATE NOW
As many as one-third of South Carolina children enter kindergarten without the literacy skills they need to succeed. By simply providing new age-appropriate books to children and encouraging families to read together daily, we are working to change that.