BENEFITING: United Way Of Rock River Valley
EVENT DATE: Jul 11, 2017
Books and babies!!
Books and tots!!
Books and kids!!
Help us get books into tiny hands as early as possible. With a donation to United Way of Rock River Valley school readiness initiative, children will receive books to build their very own home libraries. Why are we doing this? So glad you asked.
Literacy development starts very early in life and is highly correlated with school achievement. The more words and information a child is exposed to, the better prepared they will be for school and for life.
A 20-year study by the University of Nevada (2010) demonstrated that children who have books in the home are more likely to progress further in their education. Books in the home help children progress in school even if their parents are not educated and as little as 20 books in the home has a significant positive influence on academic achievement.
United Way of Rock River Valley collaborates with early childhood educators and community leaders to select various titles and age appropriate books in both English and Spanish. Books are distributed several months of the year in preschool through the school district and through home visiting case workers for infants and toddlers.