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Raising a Reader

Listing Last Update: September 14, 2015

Location

800 6th Ave. W., Suite 100
Palmetto, FL 34221
www.elc-manatee.org

Primary Contact

Doug Oakes

(941) 757-2900 Ext:295

doakes@elc-manatee.org

Educational services

  • To help my child learn

Instruction Type

  • Classroom

Program Overview

Our national "Raising a Reader" program provides 100 books per year to 3-4 year-old children though a weekly rotation in child care centers. The book-kits consisting of books, book bags, library Bags, and parent DVDs. The national "Raising a Reader" network offers an evidence-based early literacy and parent engagement program that has demonstrated improvement in the reading readiness skills of children from birth to age five. The program engages parents in a routine of daily book reading with their children to foster healthy brain development, parent-child bonding, and early literacy skills critical for school success and connects the family to local libraries.

Hours of operation: 7 am-6 pm

Cost info: Free for participating early learning programs

Program Status:
Active