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Early Childhood Development


“Research has consistently shown that good early childhood development will have a direct positive impact on a child’s long-term health outcomes and will improve future opportunities, school attainment and even earning potential."

                                                 - Future Learn

The importance of
Early Childhood Development

According to Center of Child Development at Harvard University healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation. 

Critical Years

FFYE states that during the first five years, a child’s brain is at its most flexible, making this a critical period for learning and growth. Science tells us that children who face adversity in the first years of life are more at risk for experiencing lifelong effects from toxic stress. Prolonged stress during childhood can do damage to a child’s brain architecture, which can lead to lifelong problems in learning, behavior and physical and mental health.

Prevention through high-quality early learning and care provides the support children need to build a foundation for a healthy and productive future (FFYE). Children who receive quality early education demonstrate greater cognitive and socioemotional growth than children who do not (FFYE).

 Ready Set Learn 

What Letters to Hope can do to help Early Childhood Development

With the volunteers of Letters to Hope, we plan on providing free tutoring services at local libraries in Fresno and Hayward, CA.  The interactive learning binders from Ready Set Learn will help our volunteers teach the children at these libraries. Volunteers will be given five different learning binders such as, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade.


Ready Set Learn is a small business run by three sisters. The mission of Ready Set Learn is to promote early childhood development through their interactive hands-on educational binders for children aged 1-8 years old. These binders aid in the development of children's creativity, motor skills, critical thinking, problem solving, analytical skills and more.

Letters to Hope is now partnered with Ready Set Learn. This partnership will allow the volunteers in Letters to Hope to provide free tutoring services in undeserved communities.

What are the goals of Letters to Hope?

Our goal is to support early childhood development through free group and private tutoring sessions in these public libraries. 

Our students leaders will be equipped with the tools and resources to provide these free services in places such as libraries, parks, or other public places.


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