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Celebrating 10 Years of Learning Starts Early

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽˆCelebrating 10 Years of Learning Starts Early by supporting us through Give Local Piedmont! This year, we're excited to celebrate a decade since the beginning of Learning Starts Early (LSE) and 7 years since its official launch! ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒŸ

A decade ago, a dedicated committee at St. James' Episcopal Church took the first steps toward transforming our community. They discovered that 1 in 5 children in Fauquier County couldn't meet basic kindergarten readiness standards. With a vision to change this, they created the โ€œReady for Kindergarten and Beyondโ€ outreach program, providing tuition assistance for families in need.

Fast forward to 2016, and we became Learning Starts Early (LSE), expanding our impact and launching our signature pre-Thanksgiving 5K race Gobble, Gobble, Run or Wobble ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ in Warrenton. We've been able to support local programs like Warrenton Head Start, the Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI), and Books on the Bus (Now Fresh Reads!)!

In 2019, LSE became an official nonprofit corporation with 501(c)(3) status ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š. Today, our volunteer-driven board continues to work tirelessly to prepare every preschool child in Fauquier County for success in kindergarten and beyond.

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we invite you to join us in supporting early childhood education by participating in Give Local Piedmont on May 9th! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Your generous donations will help us expand our tuition assistance program and create a brighter future for our children. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ“šYou can start giving through Give Local Piedmont on April 25th. We are grateful for the past 10 years and the support of our incredible community! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฅณ Here's to many more years of empowering our children through education! ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒˆ

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Save the Date: May 9th | Give Local Piedmont

๐ŸŽ‰Can't wait until May 9th? Great news! You can donate now on our website to make a difference today!

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