Cerritos center recently hosted a story time reading session with Angelina Mancillas, Director of Community Outreach for Congresswoman Linda Sanchez and a special guest, the Cat from Dr. Seuss’ popular children’s book The Cat in the Hat.
The June 13 event was part of a nationwide program to inspire reading at the earliest ages and will include a donation of books to Reach Out and Read.
Did You Know?
- As a nation, two-thirds of 4th graders are below reading proficiency and 83% of low-income 4th graders are below proficient (National Assessment of Educational Progress).
- In some of the lowest-income neighborhoods in the country there is only one book available for every 300 children (University of Nevada Study).
The KinderCare Learning Center’s Read. Share. Give. Program
KinderCare champions early literacy and the reading role models – teachers and parents – who nurture every child’s love of reading. Read. Share. Give. is a national book sharing program that kicked off in June 2011 with the goal of inspiring “one million story times.”
As part of the program, you are invited to READ and SHARE a book so that you can GIVE a book to those in need.
- Pick a children’s book to read with your family.
- Visit www.kindercare.com/read to download and print out a book label, enter the book’s code and start following your book’s journey.
- Place the label into the inside front cover of the book and pass it on to family and friends to do the same.
- The more people who participate, the more books KinderCare will donate to Reach Out and Read.