Each year the Linn County Early Childhood Iowa Board collects funds for their Annual Charitable Giving Drive. This year funds collected were used to purchase 514 Cedar Rapids city bus tickets and will be distributed to families struggling with transportation issues. Families will be able to use these bus tickets to get their children to daycare, get themselves to their place of employment, go to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, and all the other places families with young children need to access.
Why Early Childhood? Reason #1…Change the First Five Years and You Change Everything by the ounce of prevention: http://youtu.be/GbSp88PBe9E
Reason #2…James Heckman- The Urgency of Now by firstfiveyears: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SB8svwf5uk
Reason #3…Early Learning Matters by firstfiveyears: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=735fdRyhi8o&NR=1