Welcome to Children of the Valley, where children in need are provided a safe and supportive after-school environment that celebrates each child’s unique potential and cultivates connection, learning, and confidence.
Inspiring Kids to Dream Big
COV instructors provide hands-on tutoring that directly correlates with where each child is in his or her unique learning journey. Through regular correspondence with each child’s school teacher, we are able to tailor our efforts specific to each student’s individual academic needs, helping them develop better study skills, increase knowledge of core classroom curriculum, and boost overall self-confidence while igniting excitement for learning.
• Regular communication with each child’s school teacher
• Tutoring for reading and math as needed
• Daily reading support to meet Mount Vernon School District requirement
• Assistance with student homework assignments to ensure completion and comprehension
Children who participate in the COV program get daily reading and homework support leading to significant gains in language and math skills.
COV strives to provide its children with a holistic, whole-circle approach to education which means opening the door to enrichment opportunities that may not be offered to them otherwise. Through an exploration of wide-ranging activities, our children gain real-world experiences and knowledge. This exposure enhances each child’s appreciation for diversity and expression, while also improving fine motor skills and confidence in their decision-making abilities.
• Fun and engaging life skills such as sewing and cooking
• Inter-generational experiences with senior community
• Special activities with local student-athletes
• Various field trips throughout Skagit Valley
Children who participate in the COV program have increased attendance, higher engagement, and improved classroom participation at school.
Children who participate in the COV program require less discipline at school and show increased confidence and compassion for self and others.
Children of the Valley is sustained purely through the generous donations and sponsorships received from individuals much like yourself. Every penny we raise goes directly back into the program and affords us the opportunity to continue providing these incredible services for our children at no cost to them.
We can only serve as many children as your generosity allows. Children of the Valley currently has one location, serving approximately 60 children each year. Our goal over the next five years is to expand by three locations. We know we can do this, but we can’t do it alone!
There are a number of ways you can help. Choose the way that works best for you.