Ingersoll Rand to Provide Up to $100,000 of Support to La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool
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Founded in 2013, La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool is a “little school” with a big impact. When Spanish-speaking children enter the school system, they often start behind and, unfortunately, stay behind. La Escuelita helps close the achievement gap for Spanish-speaking children in the
At La Escuelita, children are given the opportunity to start their education with confidence by being immersed in a bilingual, hands-on science preschool. Language is not “taught” at La Escuelita. Instead, both Spanish and English are used in authentic context through the child’s everyday conversation and through play, art and literacy so students can learn by doing.
The donation from Ingersoll Rand will help provide scholarships for students whose families cannot afford quality preschool, pay teachers and support the success of the school and the community.
“We are extremely excited and grateful to Ingersoll Rand for this partnership,” said
Ingersoll Rand celebrates diverse points of view and backgrounds and is committed to equity in how people are treated and the opportunities available, making this partnership a perfect fit. Ingersoll Rand is driven to make life better for its customers and is excited to extend this mission to the community.
“As a non-native English speaker myself, this partnership with La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool is particularly meaningful to me. We are happy to have the opportunity to help make life better for children entering the education system,” said
Next year, La Escuelita will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with its annual Fiesta Fundraiser. At the event, attendees can enjoy delicious food, such as tacos and fried chicken enchiladas, and the proceeds go directly back to the school and its scholarships. Learn more about La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool on the website, and donate to La Escuelita here.
About La Escuelita Bilingual Preschool
LA ESCUELITA, or "little school," is a bilingual, science-based preschool. We play an important role in closing the achievement gap for Spanish-speaking children in the