Our Mission

Our Purpose

We help disadvantaged children learn.

Our Mission

We collaborate with Title One public elementary school teachers to provide services and products to get all students caught up to grade level.  In the effort to close the economic inequality gap, we have to bring these children further along – or these little ones will be left behind at the beginning of their education.

Our Focus

Since the economic inequality gap is easier to close the younger the child, we focus on building strong foundations in kindergarten and first grade.

Our Vision

Our long-term vision is to consistently have 90% (or higher) of students performing at grade level by the end of first grade.  We aim to get these students caught up before they fall even further behind.

Our Goals

Our day-to-day goals are to:
  • Provide our teachers with the resources needed to make classroom time more effective
  • Extend the classroom time by ending the home educational desert
  • Have every child feel confident in his/her ability to learn

Know & Grow will, for many of these students, change their educational trajectories and last a lifetime!

Our Customers

The kindergarten and first-grade teachers have to bring these children further along – or the children are left behind at the beginning of their education.  Collaboration is the key to Know & Grow’s success.

Our Home

Dinsmore Elementary is the perfect home for Know & Grow.  All – yes, 100% – of the children receive a free lunch (Community Eligibility Provision).  Additionally, Dinsmore is one of the most racially diverse public elementary schools in Duval County.

Our Strategy

With all our teachers do, we at Know & Grow Learning Depot understand there is no one thing that is going to bring all the students up to grade level – and beyond!  Our strategy is to help teachers make small improvements – and keep making small improvements – until momentum is gained and at least 90% of all students are at grade level by the end of first grade.

Our Core Values

  • Reach students before their confidence gets trampled
  • Remember many children are “on their own”
  • Belief in desire to learn
  • Devoted to helping teachers help our students
  • Delta Education Weather Vane (4)
  • Delta Educational Barometer (4)
  • Classifying Clouds Photo Cards (4)
  • Didax Plastic Anemometer (2)
  • Delta Education Solar Hot Air Balloon (4)
  • NewPath Weather and Climate Learning Center (4)
  • Taylor Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer, Dual Scale (4)
  • V-Back Metal Thermometers, Dual Scale (60)