WHAT YOUR GIFTS DO
The need for preschool education in our community is crucial to the growth and development of future generations.
According to the 2017 UnitedWay Community Needs Assessment, in the 2015-2016 DISD school year, 62% of students did not attend pre-k the previous year. This automatically puts children at a disadvantage over other classmates who did receive a quality preschool education. Many low-income children in the Denton community do not have the opportunity to attend preschool for various reasons and are then categorized as "at-risk" due to the following factors:
- family income
- a single-parent household
- a parent's level of education
- language barriers
- abuse or violence in a household
- the age of the parent(s) when they had their child
- incarcerated parent(s)
- or the child to parent ratio in a household.
If at-risk children do not get a quality preschool education,
25% are more likely to drop out of high school
40% are more likely to become a teen parent
60% are more likely to not go to college
70% are more likely to be arrested for a violent crime
*According to Early Childhood Education Zone
Denton Christian Preschool exists to make sure at-risk children are given the opportunity to reach his/her potential and be kindergarten ready by providing a preschool program consisting of five components: Developmentally appropriate learning activities in a classroom setting; transportation to and from school; homemade nutritious meals and snacks; medical, dental, speech, and other diagnostic screenings and referrals; and monthly parenting events.
Your gift will help us to ensure we can continue to provide these services so developmental milestones are achieved and our children are well-equipped for school and life. Learn more here.
"Denton Christian Preschool serves the children who otherwise would not receive education, nourishment, or health assessments."
The Impact of Your Donation
$15 - Provides books for the early literacy program.
$25 - Provides supplies for a student for the entire school year.
$30 - Provides one week of education for a Tu & Th low-income student.
$45 - Provides one week of education for a M/W/F low-income student.
$50 - Provides one week of transportation for a low-income student.
$75 - Provides parenting education for one month, for all parents.
$100 - Provides a full week of education for a student.
$300 - Provides the students with an outdoor learning experience, through a field trip.