Governor's Charity Ball
"We saw a Roadrunner"
This is the second year CLNkids has been fortunate to be recipients of the Grant written by Betty Jo Fairbanks for the Friends of the Rio Grande Nature Center. Our preschool children will attend seven sessions Fall and Spring . Sessions include topics such as Roadrunners, Ducks, Geese ,Beavers, Coyotes and vegetation. On the first trip of this season, they "saw a Roadrunner". Children and teachers enjoy the outdoor classroom and the opportunity to interact with nature.
Shelter from the Storm
The experience of homelessness inhibits the physical, emotional, cognitive, social and behavioral development of children. Due to these negative effects, children experiencing homelessness many times struggle to succeed in school. Historically, homeless service settings have provided care to traumatized people without directly acknowledging or addressing the impact of trauma.
The correlation between trauma and low academic achievement is very strong and relevant.
CLNkids provides high-quality early child development services for homeless children under the age of 6 help build resililliance and enhance their development. Our families report that their children are doing better in school because of these early childhood services.
"Up to 25%of homeless preschool children have mental health problems that require clinical evaluation"
-American Institutes for Research-