A child’s earliest learning experiences prepare them for all future learning and influence success in school and beyond.
Kennewick, Wash. (PRWEB) January 05, 2016
The Children's Reading Foundation today begins a yearlong 20th anniversary celebration to recognize the collective contributions of the foundation and its partners in communities nationwide to improve children’s literacy, enhance family engagement and educate about the importance of early learning.
The 2016 campaign aims to increase awareness of a child’s vital early learning years of birth to age 8, as well as the essential roles of families, schools and communities to help nurture a child’s learning before they begin school, through daily reading, talking and purposeful play.
“A child’s earliest learning experiences prepare them for all future learning and influence success in school and beyond,” said Rick Donahoe, CEO of The Children’s Reading Foundation. “Our work during the past 20 years with community partners and school districts has helped families be the most effective teachers they can be in their child’s learning from birth through third grade. Together we are raising a nation of readers and preparing children for kindergarten.”
For two decades, the foundation’s message, Read Together 20 Minutes Every Day™, and its school readiness and literacy programs READY! for Kindergarten® and READ Up: Stop the Summer Slide℠, have supported, educated and engaged parents, caregivers, schools and communities in cultivating children’s early learning. These programs teach new skills and helpful tips to nurture a child’s critical brain connections in ways that foster essential early literacy, math and social-emotional skills, to prepare children for school success.
About The Children’s Reading Foundation: The Children’s Reading Foundation is a national nonprofit founded in 1996. The foundation’s vision is for every child to learn to read on grade level by the end of third grade, thereby reaching his or her full potential in school and life. The foundation developed and delivers national programs focused on reading skills and school readiness for children birth to age 8. All programs engage parents and caregivers in the child’s learning and are complemented by take-home resources. The Children’s Reading Foundation also helps establish local chapters in communities across the country. The national headquarters are in Kennewick, Washington.
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