The grant was made through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, which provides tax credits to qualifying businesses in exchange for donations to nonprofits. CSC is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development as an Educational Innovation Organization and a Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship Organization.
CSC’s innovative Literacy Technology Labs serve 420 preschoolers in Head Start and Pre-K Counts classrooms. Lab time has been proven to accelerate young children’s grasp of early literacy skills, which provide a foundation for future success with language, reading and writing. In the labs, the children are mentored by a special literacy/technology coach along with two classroom teachers certified in early childhood education.