Children Ferst Foundation
Morgan County 
                                                                                    . OUR MISSION
61% of low-income families do not have a single book suitable for a child.

The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.

Children who have not already developed some basic literacy practices when they enter school are three to four times more likely to drop out in later years.

The only behavior measure that correlates significantly with reading scores is the number of books in the home.

Children in welfare homes hear 32 million fewer words from birth to age four than children that live in professional homes