Vessel resting peacefully in the sun
Sadie LoGerfo-Olsen and Cate Guyman held an ice skating Valentine’s Day fundraiser for Save the Children in Seattle Washington and the beautiful vessel even went on the ice!
Check out these lovely photos of the Save the Children Patra Passage vessel with kids in Save the Children’s early steps to school success programs in Washington State.
This cute gal is looking at books as part of the book exchange program of Save the Children in Washington State.
One of my favorite photos–a boy filling the vessel with sand in a Save the Children after school parent/child program. Joy.
One of Save the Children’s experts in child development, Amee Barlet, with a community partner. These women are miracle workers making a difference in the lives of children and their care givers who face the challenges of poverty. Today, one if four children live in poverty in the United States. ESSS includes one-on-one home visits with children and parents, toddler story book hours and play groups as well as structured activities to promote early language and literacy skills along with social and emotional development. The program encourages daily reading to promote parent-child bonding, healthy brain development and early literacy skills that are critical to school success.
Recent results show the ESSS program works. At-risk children participating in ESSS scored right within the national average on the Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test and scored significantly higher than children from Head Start and Early Head Start.
“Although 90 percent of brain development happens by age six, the bulk of our public education doesn’t even begin until age six,” said Mark Shriver, managing director of Save the Children’s U.S. Programs. “Through this partnership with the South Bend school district, we’re bringing quality early education to kids in rural Washington, giving them a solid foundation for success.”
It has been a real pleasure having this treasure in my office for these several weeks! I have enjoyed its beauty and the aura of mystery that it brings!
Gary Dharmstadt does so much to improve the lives of children, women and families around the world–he gives and gives and is the perfect Patra Passage kinda’ guy!
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