Megan* was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant.
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For many of Santa Barbara’s littlest learners without preschool experience, the transition to kindergarten can be a difficult adjustment. Kindergarten will be their very first exposure to classroom learning and can reveal that they are behind their peers. These students often are afraid to be away from home and family for the first time; have very limited knowledge of letters, numbers, shapes, and colors; may not have learned classroom behaviors like sitting quietly, raising their hands, or sharing; and some may not know their own name.
Jackey wrote to tell us about her little brother's experience at Fun in the Sun
My mother worried about my younger brother, Emiliano. He had a hard time learning and never received the extra attention he needed to improve. That changed the summer between third and fourth grades, when he attended Fun in the Sun. He became an entirely different person as he told us about all the new friends he was making and everything that he learned each day.
United Way of Santa Barbara County has again met all 2012 United Way Worldwide requirements on time!