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What We Do

Our Early Childhood Literacy Program

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Early childhood word acquisition and literacy are critical to a child’s success in school and life.  Yet very few under-resourced preschoolers have adequate access to books outside of school.  We have established a preschool literacy program to address this need.

We are happy to be back in the classroom! During COVID, we delivered sterilized “kits” for the teacher to provide to the preschool parents, for use at home with their child, and/or to present in the classroom.  Now that we have been allowed back into the classroom, we have continued our relationship with the Pacific Grove State Funded Preschool in both their AM and PM program.


This year, we added 3 preschool classes at Martin Luther King Academy in Salinas to our program. We read a seasonal classic book to the students, create a related craft project, provide additional hands-on activities and then send each child home with that book for their home library.

Our Current Partners:

  • Pacific Grove State Funded Preschool, Pacific Grove

  • Martin Luther King Academy Preschool, Salinas

Our Past Partners:

  • Carmel Unified School District

  • Carmel Community COVID Coalition

  • St. Angela Merici Preschool

  • Little Bear Creek Preschool, Salinas

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Preparing Craft Kits and Activities at our Craftoramas

  • Reading to Preschoolers

  • Aiding with In-Classroom Lessons

"We appreciate so much the involvement of the Christ Child Society and the quality of your interactions with our children, families and staff. Plus, our children and families are very happy taking home their own book!”

Rosie F Sanchez, Child Development Services Coordinator, Early Learning Program, Monterey County Office of Education

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