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By age 5, a typical middle-class child recognizes 22 letters of the alphabet, compared to 9 for a child from a low-income family.

Source: The Campaign for Grade Level Reading


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A child’s vocabulary as early as age 3 can predict third grade reading achievement.

Source: The Campaign for Grade Level Reading


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By age 2, poor children are already behind their peers in listening, counting and other skills essential to literacy.

Source: The Campaign for Grade Level Reading


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52.4% of black children between ages 0 to 5 in Cuyahoga County are living in poverty.

Source: From the Ground Up


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30.8% of children 0 to 5 years old in Cuyahoga County are living in poverty.

Source: From the Ground Up


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In 2017, Ohio had 35,365 individuals enrolled in Head Start.

Source: Head Start Program Facts


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40% of kindergartners come to the classroom ready to learn.

Source: From The Ground Up


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Children born to mothers without a high school diploma are less likely to have children’s books in their homes.

Source: The Literacy Cooperative


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As early as age 3, children in families receiving cash assistance have a vocabulary half the size of children in families with high-end incomes. Children in professional families hear more than 30 million words by their third birthday, while children in lower income families hear only 10 million words.

Source: The Literacy Cooperative