Commitment to Action

Wash Time is Talk Time: Early Literacy in Laundromats

Commitment by

Coin Laundry Association, Clinton Foundation

In 2015, Too Small to Fail, the Coin Laundry Association (CLA) and their partners committed to engage parents through approximately 5,000 laundromats in underserved communities by providing them with information and tools to support their children’s early brain and language development. TSTF will create a “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” toolkit with resources for families to use laundry time as meaningful opportunities to talk, read and sing with their children. The CLA will promote awareness about the kit among their 2,000 members and various communication channels. The Laundry Project, Jumpstart, First 5 Alameda, Encore.org and the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions commit to deploy volunteers, host story time events and deliver “Talking is Teaching” resources directly to families in laundromats across the country.

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Commitment

Wash Time is Talk Time: Early Literacy in Laundromats

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$73,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Coin Laundry Association, Clinton Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Jumpstart, The Laundry Project, First 5 Alameda County, University of Arkansas, Encore.org