Your support not only helps children immediately, it also changes their life trajectories.
A donation to AppleTree helps the 1,000 three- and four-year-olds served by our programs across Washington, DC.
But your donation stretches far beyond the two years that these children attend our schools. Internal and external evaluations show that AppleTree graduates significantly outperform children who did not attend AppleTree programs on measures of early language and literacy, and they are stronger oral readers in 2nd grade.
The positive effects that AppleTree students reap from our programs set them on strong life trajectories that ensure these children will develop a lifelong love for learning.
And the benefits continue beyond second grade. Research shows that children who attend high-quality evidence-based early education programs like AppleTree are better prepared to succeed even later in life. They are more likely to complete higher education, find a job, and stay out of the criminal justice system.
A donation to AppleTree goes beyond DC; it addresses problems that challenge communities across the country.
Without AppleTree, many of our students would not receive instruction prior to kindergarten and might start their educational lives unprepared to achieve academically. They would likely lack the social skills needed to pay attention to teachers and work well with others. AppleTree’s free public charter school classrooms use our proven instructional model Every Child Ready to keep young minds active all day.
We are busy helping others implement Every Child Ready so that educators across the country can benefit from its proven effectiveness. As a local and national exemplar for evidence-based education, AppleTree is poised to transform the field on a broader scale.
A donation to AppleTree supports innovation. AppleTree’s unique strength is its ability to blend evidence-based research and development with entrepreneurial implementation and continuous improvement in the classroom. Our position as an Investing in Innovation (i3) grant winner, who produces strong outcomes with disadvantaged children from the Nation’s Capital, makes our impact right now stronger than ever. With your support we can build on those successes to reach even more under-resourced children.
Your gift will ensure children have the strong academic and social skills needed to succeed in school and life.