Children’s Aid Society’s Resources: An Education In Itself
The importance of a good education cannot be overstated, and The Children’s Aid Society actively promotes education for all. As President Barack Obama said in his back-to-school address to the students in classrooms across the nation, in September of 2009; “…no matter what you want to do with your life, I guarantee that you'll need an education to do it.”
The Children’s Aid Society knows that school is the road to success, and offers a variety of services and materials to promote and support educational initiatives. Immigrant families in particular need to know that their children have a right to an education, and Children’s Aid has put together a document specifically for this group. It details exactly what is needed to register and enroll children in the public schools, as well as how to apply to receive free or reduced-cost breakfasts and lunches in school. Additionally, The Children’s Aid Society serves more than 2,500 preschool children, from age’s birth to five, in twelve different pre-school programs. Early childhood education has been found, again and again, to be tremendously important in the development of children, as important as issues of poverty. Moreover, The Children’s Aid Society offers programs ranging from after school homework assistance for students, to literacy assistance and GED preparation for youths ages fourteen to eighteen. With the help of Children’s Aid, children from all backgrounds receive the education and tools needed to achieve a successful future.