Women United's signature program, Preschool Pages, is a partnership with Central Academy of the Arts, Chastain Road Elementary, and McKissick Academy of Science and Technology to support the development of early literacy skills in preschoolers in the community. The staff at each of these elementary schools offer regular programming for young children and their caregivers to attend which includes storytime and related crafts and activities. Women United members support these programs through donating books, ensuring that each child can take a book home from the program to build their home library.
Early Literacy Makes a Difference
- Approximately 67% of Pickens County kindergartners tested "Not Ready" at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
- 80% of brain development happens in the first three years of life.
- Early experiences with books, stories, and words make a difference in student success.
Books may be purchased locally through Poor Richard's Booksellers, 107 W. Main Street, Easley, where you will receive a 20% discount and free delivery to schools.
You can also purchase books through our Amazon Wishlist.
Don't know which book to buy? Make a donation here and we will purchase the books for you!
Each site will have a different schedule and different volunteer needs. Please reach out to the contact person listed below to make arrangements to volunteer. You can assist during the program, or help prepare materials ahead of time. You may also need to complete School District of Pickens County volunteer training.
Central Academy of the Arts: Cougar Cub Book Club Select Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. CONTACT: Patti Williams, Reading Coach, 864-397-1415, 608 Johnson Road, Central
Chastain Road Elementary: Toddler Rock-n-Read First Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m., CONTACT: Angie Stone, Media Specialist, 864-397-4800, 940 Chastain Road, Liberty
McKissick Academy of Science and Technology: Pup Tales 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m., CONTACT: Angela Spearman, Reading Coach, 864-397-2200, 156 McKissick Road, Easley
Join Women United
Joining Women United is easy! Simply purchase books or donate funds to Preschool Pages and you become a member of Women United. Be sure to include your name and contact information with your donation so that we may let you know about upcoming Women United events.