Believing in the potential of all children, LEAP empowers Latinx and other children in Durham to achieve academic success by providing a high-quality dual-language preschool and on-going support through middle school.
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Virtual Jingle Bell LEAP
Run or Walk 5K (3.1 miles) when and where you want!
you can even be a S-LEAP -R and just make a donation!
State Farm Insurance Co. - Marty Lindsey
How do our kids do?
is a new way of doing it! Tutors and students are "meeting" online on a schedule that works for each pair, one hour/week. Fill out and application and our tutoring coordinator will contact you!
Support LEAP for FREE!
Just link (re-link every fall) your Harris Teeter VIC card to LEAP. Every time you buy a HT-brand item, they will donate a % to us. You can do it online or at the service desk at your local store. (Only stores close to LEAP participate - just ask.) Our # is 2840 or search for LEAP/Nuestra Escuelita.
Supporting our Families
The day our school closed, our teachers packed school supplies, books and tablets, which we have delivered to families in stages since mid-March. Through our partnership with Porch Durham, we have been able to give our families food and gift cards for food shopping.
77% of the COVID cases in Durham County in June were in the Latinx community. In response to many of our students' parents being laid-off or becoming sick, we made grants to families so they could pay their rent and remain housed.
Financial donations enable us to meet the changing needs of our families and our organization. Thank you to our many donors!
We are currently raising funds to buy tablets so our preschool and tutoring students can have tablets at home. Virtual learning cannot happen without them!
Recursos por Familias
El coronavirus ha puesto nuestras familias bajo un estrés enorme. En LEAP, estamos haciendo nuestro mejor esfuerzo para apoyar a nuestras familias - estamos proveyendo recursos y también avisandoles de recursos disponibles en la comunidad.
Research on dual-language learning
Why do we teach our preschool children in English and Spanish?
1) Children who continue to develop their first language learn a second language better.
2) Learning a second language develops other invaluable skills as well - such as persistence and problem solving.
3) Becoming fluent in a second language is an asset in today's economy.
4) We show our Latinx families that we respect and value their culture.
It's all good!