Support Early Education Enrichment Opportunities for Port Washington

Bridge the education gap in our community. Many of our PRC families cannot afford preschool and early education enrichment classes that are so important for young children.

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Bridge the education gap in our community. Many of our PRC families cannot afford preschool and early education enrichment classes that are so important for young children.

Join the Parent Resource Center in making a difference in Port Washington

Celebrating over four decades in Port Washington, The Parent Resource Center ("PRC") has been an integral part of the community, bringing together families with young children to play, learn, grow, and make life-long friendships. We are the place where children and their caregivers make their first connections.

The organization's heart is our Outreach program which provides developmentally appropriate early-childhood classes and enriching experiences to economically eligible families and their children (birth to 5 years old) from the Port Washington community and surrounding areas. This program provides families with opportunities to engage in the love of learning with their children and connect through meaningful programming run by our knowledgeable and supportive staff. Our programs include a low or no-cost pre-k readiness Stepping Stones Class, free PRC Scholarships to our community classes, free summer enrichment programs, free bilingual classes, free education advocacy, and the coordination of the distribution of diapers, household necessities, and outreach to other community organizations as needed.

According to recent research, there is a 30 million word gap between children from the wealthiest and the poorest families by age three. A recent study shows that the vocabulary gap is evident in toddlers. By 18 months, children in different socio-economic groups display dramatic differences in their vocabularies. By two year, the disparity in vocabulary development has grown significantly (Fernald, Marchman, &Weisler 2013).

The Parent Resource Center asks our community to make a difference for children in Port Washington. Affordable enrichment and preschool experiences do not exist in our community, and bilingual grown-up and me programs like 'Book Fiesta,' 'Preschool Art and Stories,' and 'Discover and Learn' aim to bridge the gap in early education.

Please donate to 'Make the Difference Port Washington.'