Help us change the path for our youngest learners.

Changing the path for our youngest learners.

Since our founding, Pathways has welcomed children between four weeks and five years old, providing high-quality early learning and care programs so that children in Immokalee are ready to transition to kindergarten and have an equitable opportunity to thrive.

Building a foundation for school readiness.

From our youngest classrooms to our voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) program, Pathways utilizes the top-ranked early childhood program in the country, Creative Curriculum.

Building on daily routines and creating meaningful learning experiences, we employ a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that nurtures each child’s unique strengths, interests, and needs.

90% of a child’s brain develops in the first five years.1

More than one million new neural connections are formed every second in the first five years of life. A child’s experiences in the first five years shape health, growth, learning, character, and happiness.

Children who experience quality early learning programs are:

25% more likely to graduate high school.2

Are 4x more likely to have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher.3

Earn up to 25% more in wages as an adult.4

2021 – 2022

Our Impact

Increase in Print Knowledge
Increase in Early Math Skills
Increase in Vocabulary
Increase in Phonological Awareness

Percentage increase in children meeting or exceeding kindergarten readiness markers from Fall 2021 to Spring 2022, evidenced by the STAR Early Literacy Assessment.

Investments in early education lead to big returns.

Decades of research have proven that quality early learning and care programs are a smart investment. Economist James Heckman has demonstrated that early interventions can break the cycle of poverty for multiple generations. Parents do better. Children do better. And when those children become adults, their children also do better. For every dollar invested in early childhood programs, society yields a $6.30 return, improving education, employment, and health outcomes and saving on later remediation costs.5

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Will today be the day you change a future?

Will today be the day you change a future?

When you invest in early education, you prepare a child to reach their full potential.