Thirty-million words! That is how many words a child in poverty is behind by the age of 4.
In Gwinnett County this is further evidenced by the time a child starts kindergarten. Consider: 52% of Gwinnett children enter kindergarten “not ready” to learn.
Why should you care about these facts? Research shows that reading is fundamental in life. Being behind in learning leads to a variety of social issues later in life and ultimately affects our community.