FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9-23-2013
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September 23, 2013, Wilmington, Delaware — Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc., in an ongoing partnership with the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait, Inc., recently provided over 300 books to Title I students as part of the “Reading is Basic” program. The program, which Back to Basics launched in 2011, has provided a total of over 2,500 books to local Title I schoolchildren in grades K-8. This partnership links together two organizations with a common quest: to help eradicate illiteracy in the State of Delaware and to provide the educational tools for success to those who need them most.
“At Back to Basics, we strongly believe in supporting our local community, particularly in the area of literacy, which is the basic building block of education,” explains Back to Basics’ Director Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.
The “Reading is Basic” program is only one of several joint efforts between Back to Basics and Success Won’t Wait. Other literacy projects have included book drives at our Educational Center in Wilmington, as well as the delivery of hundreds of children’s book baskets to organizations and businesses throughout the state, containing thousands of children’s books.
Currently, Back to Basics serves over 150 Title I students annually from the Red Clay, Colonial, Brandywine, Christina, Smyrna, and Appoquinimink school districts for supplemental instruction. Using book donations from Success Won’t Wait’s collection, twice per school year, Back to Basics makes the age-appropriate books available to these students, which they can take home and keep.
Back to Basics and Success Won’t Wait created the “Reading is Basic” project in 2011 in response to literacy statistics that rank access to reading materials as one of the most important predictors of a child’s future reading success. According to Sanford Newman in his book American’s Child Care Crisis: A Crime Prevention Tragedy, “The most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print. Communities ranking high in achievement tests have several factors in common: an abundance of books in public libraries, easy access to books in the community at large and a large number of textbooks per student.”
About Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc.
Founded in 1985, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is also a Department of Education-approved Private School for K-12, and overall has served the diverse educational needs of more than 12,500 students. Back to Basics offers students of all ages, from 3 to 103, instruction in the widest range of subjects and levels of skills in the industry.
Over 95 professional, degreed tutors provide 1-on-1 tutoring in courses from basic reading and math to physics to Mandarin Chinese to statistics, SAT Prep and English Literature. The company also offers exceptional educational opportunities for adult students in such areas as computer skills, writing, 20 foreign languages, GRE and GMAT prep, and has an entire division for district and state contracts for translating and interpreting, English as a Second Language, reading and math programs, homebound services and the federally-mandated Title I services. In addition, Back to Basics provides psycho-educational testing and speech/language therapy services.
In addition, Back to Basics K-12 Private School offers a school environment and focus unlike any other school in the state. With a cap of 15 students, Back to Basics K-12 Private School provides students 1-on-1 instruction and self-esteem building through personal, customized instruction. Students who are not achieving success in other environments or who have had social difficulties typically thrive in this setting. Students remain for one to three consecutive years and then either merge into a traditional school, graduate with a diploma from Back to Basics Private School, or enter the workforce.
Finally, Back to Basics is certified through the Delaware Department of Education as a Private Business and Trade School for ages 16 and up and is Department of Labor-approved for adults as well. Courses offered include, among others, GED prep, accounting, computer keyboarding and software, instruction on the state driver’s manual, and ESL. Courses are conducted 1-on-1 and are invaluable for those who hope to become gainfully employed or continue their education, or those who find themselves looking for a new career.
Back to Basics serves clients in Delaware from Wilmington to Newark, New Castle to Middletown, plus surrounding areas of Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Tutoring is available at the either the Wilmington or Newark Education Centers, in clients’ homes, schools, or workplaces.
For more information, please contact Back to Basics Learning Dynamics at 302-594-0754 or visit http://BacktoBasicsLearning.com or http://BacktoBasicsPrivateSchool.com. For more information about Success Won’t Wait and its literacy programs, please visit http://SuccessWontWait.org
Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. is President and Director of Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc., an area leader in 1-on-1 tutoring and test prep for children and adults, and translating/interpreting since 1985. In addition, Back to Basics is a Department of Education approved 1-on-1 Private School for K-12, as well as a Business and Trade School for ages 16+.
Email Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org, call her at (302)594-0754 or visit on the web at www.backtobasicslearning.com or www.backtobasicsprivateschool.com.
Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. is located on 6 Stone Hill Road, Wilmington.
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