"Helping Today's Children for a Better Tomorrow."
East African Development Center
Voices of tomorrow proudly presents East African Development Center
(EADC) and the new Voices of Tomorrow Family and Child Center (VOTFCC). EADC and VOTFCC are preschool programs, where we are dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of the program advances racial equity and social justice of all children.
The language that will be taught in the program is Somali and English. While we recognize we will have diverse children in our program, research shows that children can become multilingual at a young age. This program will expose your child to intentional instruction in the Somali language both in receptive and expressive language. This is our opportunity to elevate our children’s native language, prepare them academically for kindergarten, and learn how to skillfully maneuver through the school systems as bilingual-bicultural, without losing their native language.
The key is reaching struggling, low-income families when and where it matters most – in the home, when children are 2 and 3 years old. We offer specific, respectful support to help parents prepare their kids for success. We have culturally reflective Home Visitors that serve 30 families in South King County. They provide:
In-Home visits. Trained parent coaches visit families twice a week for two years.
Educational books and toys. Coaches bring a book or toy each week and model educational play.
Cultural relevance. Families are matched with coaches of the same language and cultural background.
We work in partnership with United Way of King County, City of Seattle and Best Start for Kids.
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Information taken from United Way of King County
Voices of Tomorrow’s East African Development Center is a part-day free Pathway Seattle Preschool Program.
Student Eligibility Criteria The program is open to Seattle residents who have: • 4 years old on August 31st prior to the beginning of the school year of enrollment, or • 3 years old on August 31st and from families with income equal to 300% federal poverty level or below Student Priority Selection Process Student applications will be prioritized and weighted in the following order: 1. Children who are 4 years old will be prioritized over children who are 3 years old. 2. Children whose sibling is currently enrolled in VOT’s preschool Program.
Non-Discrimination Statement: Voices of Tomorrow does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors,
vendors, and clients.
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