Early Literacy Academy

Operated by the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Georgia in partnership with numerous community organizations including the Junior League of the Golden Isles, the Early Literacy Academy is a half day, twice weekly, free pre-school program for children in Glynn County who are not enrolled in Pre-K through Glynn County’s FACES program.

50% of children from low-income communities start first grade up to two years behind their peers.
— Brizius, J.; Foster, S. (1993) Generation to Generation: Realizing the Promise of Family Literacy. High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI.
37% of children arrive at kindergarten without the skills necessary for lifetime learning.
— Landry S. (2008) Effective Early Childhood Programs: Turning Knowledge Into Action. In: Tarlov A.R., Debbink M.P. (eds) Investing in Early Childhood Development. Palgrave Macmillan, New York

JLGI is proud to be a partner in the establishment of the first free pre-school program for the children of Glynn County. It is our hope that the JLGI classroom and leadership and member support provide the children enrolled in the program the exposure to education and tools needed to be fully prepared when entering Kindergarten.

The Early Literacy Academy mission is to provide the foundation for all children to have a successful academic career and become lifelong readers through a playful, active, and safe environment, with active programming for parents as well.

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