What is Raising a Reader?
Raising A Reader is a an evidence-based early literacy and parent engagement program that can improve the reading readiness skills of children birth to age five. Participating Raising A Reader classrooms rotate bright red bags filled with award winning books into children’s homes on a weekly basis. Local implementers and parents are trained in interactive “read aloud” techniques that stimulate early brain development. The training helps parents and caregivers engage with their child by sharing a book. Through the program, families are also connected to the local public library. At the culmination of the program, children receive a blue library bag to keep and continue the practice of borrowing books.
Where can I find an RAR program in Chatham County?
For fiscal year 2017-2018, the following sites in Chatham County will be participating:
Sonflower Seeds Christian Preschool & Learning Center – Siler City
Pasitos Felices/Happy Steps – Pittsboro
Moncure School Pre-K Classroom- Moncure
Chatham Child Development Center (CCDC) – Siler City
Mona’s Kiddie Care – Siler City
Virginia Cross Elementary School Pre-K Classrooms – Siler City
Chatham County Early Head Start and Head Start Programs – Siler City
Lil’ Tikes Learning Academy – Pittsboro