Unlike K-12th grade education, in which all children are guaranteed admission to public schools, Pre-K is not part of the public education budget.
Students who participate in Pre-K are considerably more likely to graduate from high school, to continue on to higher education, and have higher median income than counterparts who were not afforded the same opportunity.
Gifts are invested in the FPEF endowment. The endowment's principal is never spent; only the income is used to support the Early Learning Fund, guaranteeing that teachers and students will reap the value of your gift in perpetuity. The Early Learning Fund will be distributed annually to support a number of activities such as:
Students who miss Pre-K will prepare for the academic environments they will encounter in kindergarten during summer programs that center on developmental progress, early interventions, and curriculum critical to early school success.
Programming to allow Pre-K students, regardless of their family’s income, to stay during after-school hours, enabling families to keep or gain employment, and give the child exposure to a wider array of learning opportunities than they might have at home.