CFMC is proud to bring the Reach Out & Read program to Caswell's kids.
Reach Out and Read begins at the 6-month checkup and continues through age 5 well visits. Families served by Reach Out and Read read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills, better prepared to achieve their potential.
Pediatric healthcare providers use the Reach Out and Read model to promote early literacy and school readiness, using three steps:
- In the exam room, doctors and nurses speak with parents about the importance of reading aloud to their young children every day, and offer age-appropriate tips and encouragement.
- Every child 6 months through 5 years old a new, recieves a developmentally-appropriate children's book to take home and keep.
- In the waiting room, displays, information, and books create a literacy-rich environment.
Reach Out & Read is partially funded by the Caswell County Partnership for Children through Smart Start funding.
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