What We Do
Charlotte Bilingual Preschool (CltBP) has dedicated 20 years to providing innovative, two-generation solutions for preparing Spanish-speaking children for success. Core services include the 5-star licensed dual language Preschool Program for children 3-5 and the Family Program, which empowers families as their children’s most important teachers. In 2018, CltBP launched an extension of the Preschool Program called the Green Room, a three-year pilot integrating students and families from diverse cultural backgrounds to facilitate the flow of social capital. A recent alumni study of CltBP graduates in K-2nd grade indicates CltBP students enter kindergarten ahead of their Hispanic peers and maintain consistent growth and advantage. Join us and change the future!
IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:
CltBP serves 400+ Latinx children and family members most vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19. 50% of North Carolina’s Latinx residents have lost their jobs, 74% do not have health insurance, and many are not eligible for relief programs due to immigration status. In response, our Family Programs team is managing a referral system to coordinate community resources to meet emerging family needs. We are addressing two immediate needs our families have related to COVID-19 not being met by existing community resources. First, we have identified families who lack technology needed to adequately support remote learning at home. Second, not all families are eligible to have their basic needs met through existing programs.
CltBP has been impacted financially by COVID-19, as we had to postpone our annual event Grandes Sueños, resulting in an initial funding gap around $80K. Your donations can help us fill this gap and support our families, during this challenging time. For $82.00 you can provide one family with two family-sized meals and a bag of groceries for one week!
CltBP also has volunteer opportunities, both remote and in-person, for those who are interested. If you would like to get involved or know more about COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities at CltBP or Donation Requests, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.