THE SPEECH BUS
The Speech Bus, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded to meet the educational/language/literacy needs of preschool children in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County area. We travel to neighborhoods and community centers providing free literacy circles/activities and offering free books for kids, as well as info for parents.
Children entering kindergarten are expected to already have a strong foundation including knowledge of colors, letters, shapes, and functional language skills. Many children do not attend quality preschools, or they may lack the same exposure as their peers. There are various contributing factors including limited access to quality preschools, loss of childcare vouchers, lack of transportation, etc.
We are board certified and licensed speech-language pathologists who know that not only will our organization lessen the educational gap for these kids, but we can also improve school performance, and later possibly lower the drop-out rate in Forsyth County! Early exposure to language and literacy can reduce long term learning difficulties, and ultimately result in higher graduation rates, producing young adults who are better prepared for higher education as well as better employment opportunities. It’s a win win! There is so much work to be done… and we need your help! In order for The Speech Bus to be successful, we need donations and grants. The Speech Bus Inc. has been established in NC as a non-profit (501(c)(3)) corporation.
For information on how to help with financial support, or for books or monetary donations, please contact us at email@example.com or (336) 283-7927
THE SPEECH BUS GALLERY.
We move into our interactive literacy circles to read our book for the session. Literacy circles help build on each child’s literacy skills with the use of “story kits” by simultaneously allowing them to interact and relate to characters in the story.
Once the story is complete, we reflect on what we loved about the book, and then we start on our craft! Sorting shapes, colors, and gluing is fun; taking home a craft that they created is even better!