Learning starts at an early age. However, many children from low-income families do not have the proper language and literacy skills they need when they enter kindergarten. They typically fall further behind every year, and many of them do not graduate from high school. Children, regardless of their economic background, deserve the same opportunities to learn.
United Way of Madison County believes in supporting programs that encourage early brain development. Programs such as the child care services at the YMCA Heart of the Valley Preschools (Northwest Huntsville, Southeast Huntsville and the Huntsville Child Care Center) and United Way’s Success by Six program for families with children birth through entry into kindergarten, give every child in Madison County an opportunity to excel.