Scholastic commits to providing in-kind donations of over $1 million worth of books and professional learning opportunities to awardees of the U.S. Department of Education’s Preschool Development Grants and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Early Head Start–Child Care Partnership Grants. Scholastic will donate preschool classroom libraries, consisting of 300 board books for ages zero to three, to each Early Head Start Grant awardee. Approximately 300 early childhood centers will receive a total of 90,000 books through this commitment. Scholastic will also offer five days of professional learning for early education providers and leaders in states that have been awarded Preschool Development Grants.
To date, Scholastic has begun donating libraries to 115 centers who received Early Head Start–Child Care Partnership Grants.