Learning Starts Early, Inc. (LSE), believes that all children deserve access to quality preschool experiences, especially during this difficult time. We join the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in expressing our “particular concern about the significant impact this public health crisis is likely to have on our nation’s child care and early learning programs” (“Coping with COVID19” naeyc.org). Educational opportunity gaps are widening on top of chronic challenges already faced by children from low-income families. While some issues have yet to be resolved in order to reopen schools for the 2020-2021 school year, LSE remains committed to preparing every child in Fauquier County for kindergarten and beyond.
Every contribution to LSE makes a difference in the lives of our children.
LSE is committed to preparing every preschool-aged child in Fauquier County to meet challenges in kindergarten and beyond.
Learning Starts Early (LSE, Inc.) began as a ministry of Saint James’ Episcopal Church & School. As of the spring of 2019, it is now an independent nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) status. The main focus of Learning Starts Early is to provide tuition assistance for eligible prekindergarten children to attend high-quality private preschools in Fauquier County.
LSE’s Reading Buddies program, which began in 2016, provides readers for classrooms at Central, Mary Walter Elementary School, and H. M. Pearson Elementary School.
Want to lend a hand?
LSE’s Reading Buddies program, which began in 2016, provides readers for Head Start classrooms at Central Complex Building C, Mary Walter Elementary School, and H. M. Pearson Elementary School. The children look forward to having the Reading Buddies come to their classrooms and many request favorite books be reread again and again.
If you would like to become a Reading Buddy, please complete the volunteer form below.
Check back to this site for additional volunteer opportunities.