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IKEA bookcases for early child education

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IKEA is one of the better places to find unique furniture for less money than expensive department or specialty furniture shops, and now if you buy a bookcase there, you'll also be supporting the Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success program.

Here's the lowdown: Starting today, Monday, July 13th through Thursday, August 31st, 2009 for every EXPEDIT bookcase sold at all IKEA stores nationwide, a $5 donation will be made to Save the Children's Early Steps to School Success program. This IKEA program in partnership with Save the Children, provides early childhood development services for families living in poor, rural communities across the United States.

About the program:

The Early Steps to School Success program gives children access to quality early learning from birth to age five – the time period in which experts note is most crucial period in children’s cognitive development. The program also provides support to parents and caregivers plus ongoing training to educators in local communities. The support and training is meant to allow adults to assist children with early language development, social and emotional development and help equip parents with the skills and knowledge needed to support their child’s growth.


About the bookcase:

The EXPEDIT bookcase is a cool open bookcase great for a shared sibling bedroom – can be used as a room divider. It can also be placed vertically or horizontally; suitable for use both as a bookcase and as a sideboard. It's currently available for $89.99 in black-brown, white and birch. You can also fit this bookcase with door for an enclosed couple of shelves. This is a good bookcase for back to school time – or even college kids. If you were thinking of getting a bookcase anyhow, why not get one that donates $ to a good cause?