Letters, Sounds and Words Program


  • Overall 95% of the children made considerable, excellent or outstanding gains.


  • 2591 children were enrolled in the Fall and Spring Rounds.
  • The program is designed as a ten week program. Data for children who completed 8 or more weeks of the program is included.


  • 169 schools are included in this summary with an average of 15 children per school

Volunteer Hours

  • Approximately 1930 volunteers worked 32419.05 hours to implement these Rounds.

Many very positive outcomes occurred for children, families and the Volunteer Coaches involved in Strong Start. These successes go beyond the statistics and are captured in the testimonials of personal experiences and observations.