March Focus



According to decades of research, the best way to ensure a successful workforce in the future is to invest in early childhood development now. And the best way to provide early learning for needy kids is by coordinating family, school and community efforts. But analysis shows that by age 8, most children in the United States are not on track in cognitive knowledge and skills because efforts are not coordinated or linked to outcomes.

Join us this month as we Stand Up! for early learning in Central Ohio. Through this month’s book drive, we are putting more resources into the hands of parents with young children. Our Community Roundtable will give Columbus residents the opportunity to discuss how we can move forward, and secure brighter futures for every child.

Take Action

This Month’s Stand Up! 2017 Events

Children’s Book Drive

Date: 3/1/17 – 3/31/17
Drop-off Location: Godman Guild, 303 East Sixth Avenue, Columbus 43201

Our goal is to create 150 early learning packages filled with books and activities for families with pre-kindergarten children (0-6) in Columbus. 

Collect books from your home, school, and work, or purchase new books from our Amazon Wish List. Donations can be dropped off Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 7 PM and Friday 9 AM – 5 PM. 

Early Learning Package Assembly

Date: 3/23/17 6 PM – 8 PM
Location: Godman Guild, 303 East Sixth Avenue, Columbus 43201

Volunteers needed to help stuff bags with early learning activities and books for Central Ohio families. 

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Jamie Gottesman, Executive Director, Columbus Montessori Education Center