Based on Kindergarten screenings in Joplin, about half of children receive scores below what is considered ready for kindergarten. United Way is addressing the constant educational needs of the Joplin community by offering a mobile Lend and Learn Library. The Lend and Learn Library provides children with educational materials that foster the progression of both fine and gross motor skills, as well as toys that relate to science, math, and dramatic play. The educational materials will also promote the development of sensory, art skills, and overall literacy. These resources can be checked out to anyone who lives with or works with children ages birth to six, free of charge.