United Way of Daviess County and Washington Community Schools have been long-term partners and in 2021 the KinderCamp and Bedtime in a Box programs ran, serving 60 children.

The Bedtime in a Box Pre and Post Survey Answers:

Does your child have a set bedtime? pre 79.31% yes, post 97.37% yes
Do you currently have a bedtime routine or schedule for your child/family? pre 72.41%, post 89.47%
Do you feel Bedtime in a Box has been beneficial for your family? 94.74%

Students flagged with 4+ concerns prior to the program= 48, after the program = 16

Academic Growth, Middle of the Year Scores
Students that attended Kindercamp: 56% achieved growth
Students invited to Kindercamp: 50% achieved growth

" Everything is beneficial, numbers, letters for bath, pajamas, books and alarm! " - Quote from a parent:

"KinderCamp was an amazing transition for students entering kindergarten. Students were confident as they entered their classrooms. Teachers were able to make connections with students and families before the school year began." Alicia Hand, Kindergarten Teacher


Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes. These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.

Our Strategy

We can’t focus on high school alone. High school dropouts are 12 years in the making, usually starting early childhood education behind schedule. United Way's model focuses on supportive communities, effective schools and strong families — strategies and approaches rooted in research. Tackling the education challenge requires reframing education on a birth to 21 continuum.

How You Can Help

To reach our goal, we need your help. The strategies proven to work are those that connect communities to their schools: parent involvement; literacy volunteers in the classroom; mentors for disadvantaged students; business leaders engaged in early childhood advocacy. Volunteer to help.

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