We believe books change lives.
As a part of the largest early childhood education (ECE) provider in the U.S., KinderCare Education, we play a critical role in preparing our youngest children for school and a lifelong love of learning. We know, because we see it every day, that learning begins at birth and the first five years of life are the most critical in a child’s development. That’s why through our community partnerships, we aim to enhance educational opportunities for young children and their families by providing volunteer, in-kind, and financial contributions to nonprofits making a difference in the lives of children. We primarily support organizations that emphasize the importance of early literacy and provide underserved children and families access to books and the tools to help make story-time a regular part of family-time.
Children who spend time reading starting from just days old, have higher memory skills, motivation, and curiosity by age one. Through our community partnerships, it’s our goal to help all children thrive in safe, supportive environments that inspire their curiosity and love of reading.
The impact of sharing a book.
Read.Share.Give. is our national book sharing initiative throughout our sister brands with an objective to inspire friends and families to read together, share a book, and donate books to young children who otherwise would have none.
- In 2012, Read.Share.Give. inspired 2 million story-times nationwide
- 100,000+ books have been donated to children in need through nonprofit partners like Reach Out and Read
- Over 2,700 books were read by classrooms at the Moorpark KinderCare Learning Center in one month
- Over 1,500 shared books in the Chicago metropolitan area, and hundreds of inspiring stories of children learning to love reading
For 4-year-old Sean Burke, in Carrollton, Texas, participating in Read.Share.Give. sparked a passion and joy for learning. Every day, Sean’s class tracked books they read by adding stamps to a classroom poster. In three days, Sean read with a frenzy to add 35 books to his classroom’s total. According to Center Director Tami Gray, “Sean made Mom take him to the library one night where they read five more books. He is so excited to get here every morning to use the stamp and put stars on the poster all by himself. He really loves to read!”