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Khaleelah S
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the project

Kindergarten is much more rigorous today than when most parents were growing up. In fact, children spend much more time engaged in structured reading and math activities than time spent in socialization and play-based learning. As a result, there is a mismatch between a child’s developmental stage and the academic skills he or she is required to master. Below are some of the issues that new kindergarteners may struggle with. We will mix "Play-Based Learning with Art and Stages of Development to achieve our outcomes, such as taking a developmental stage and putting it in picture form with our participants, to drive home the idea. Here's a few examples:

 A longer school day . Many children transition to kindergarten from half-day preschool programs, so spending a full day of school engaged in structured activities can be a difficult adjustment for them. Drawing a picture of the clock, and talking through, and at times sketching activities done in that hour.

Transitions . Transitioning from one activity to another is challenging for most young children, particularly when they have to stop a preferred activity (e.g., playing) to engage in something challenging (e.g., learning to read), and a typical kindergarten school day is full of these transitions. Getting our participants to better understand transitioning, we would clean-up from our last activity and then move to the center of the room, for a group reading session.

Sitting still and paying attention for long periods of time. Along with aforementioned process, we intend to pass along the reading materials so that individuals view the pictures and learn new words by sight and recital etc.



the steps

Build A Schedule

Secure Instructors

Market To Parents/Recruit Participants

Purchase Art Supplies

why we're doing it

It’s crucial that children are prepared to go to kindergarten, even before we think about kindergarten, we know that a child’s experiences in the first 3 years are the bricks and mortar of brain development, with more than 1 million new neural connections forming in an infant’s brain every second. High school dropout rate incurs high medical and social costs, in particular, dropout is associated with increased risk of poverty, nicotine dependence, low self-esteem, depression, underemployment, and involvement in criminal behavior.


Disbursed budget: 06.17.22

TOTAL RAISED = $3,261.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $163.05
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $57.66

Original budget:

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $163
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Project Design  $250.00

Art Supplies  $500.00

Stipend for Instructors  $1000.00

Marketing Material $250.00

Project Leader Stipend $1000.00


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