My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Tools of Learning For Children, Sujjisujn, CA, USA
My name is Leah Miller. My two children, Mackenna and Mason, have been attending Little Busy Bees Daycare/Preschool in West Sacramento since they were just a few months old. I am writing today because, for quite some time, I have wanted to personally say "thank you" to Mr. Bass and the Tools of Learning for Children Foundation, and the Foundation's donors. Because of the foundation’s generosity providing the Frontline Phonics program for Little Busy Bees Preschool, my daughter Mackenna, who first started the phonics program at 2 1/2 years old by the age of 4 was reading at a second grade level. Mackenna absolutely loves letters – the sounds they make, writing them, and especially reading them!
My husband Ryan and I have read daily to both of our children since they were infants. However, we believe that a big part of Mackenna's success and love for reading is due in part to other contributing influences, including the Frontline Phonics program granted by the Tools of Learning for Children Foundation to Little Busy Bees. This program has provided the preschool with a wonderful curriculum that is fun and engaging for the kids to learn to read (and for the teachers and parents to teach it). Because of the tools provided by your foundation and through the instruction Mackenna received at preschool and at home, she has found confidence and joy in being able to read all on her own. Her ability to read at such a young age has opened her eyes to a new and exciting perspective of the world around her, which has fed her thirst for learning all sorts of new things. At age 4 not only could she read at a second grade level, but she knew how to write the entire alphabet, along with many, many words. Today at 4 1/2 years old and in Transitional Kindergarten, she can read just about anything we put in front of her. Again, thank you Mr. Bass and Tools of Learning for providing the Frontline Phonics program to Little Busy Bees Preschool. Know that the passion behind the Tools of Learning for Children mission has helped to build a foundation of lifelong learning for our children.