Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Raising a Reader Supports Early Literacy in City Schools

City Springs Elementary/Middle School has been selected to participate in Raising A Reader (RAR), an early literacy and family engagement program serving pre-kindergarten and kindergarten families in Baltimore City Public Schools. This is Hampstead Hill Academy's second year in the program.

Funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education and other private partners, Raising A Reader and City Schools will serve over 12,000 children and families by December of 2013.

Raising A Reader provides parents with training in how to develop the habit of sharing books with their children. More than 100 high quality books are rotated into each child’s home on a weekly basis for families to practice regular book sharing. Families are also connected to the local library in order to sustain book borrowing and sharing practices.

We would like to thank Raising A Reader, Baltimore City Public Schools, and the U.S. Department of Education for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students.

About Raising A Reader
Raising A Reader is a national non-profit organization offering local agencies an evidence-based early literacy and parent engagement program that has demonstrated it can improve the reading readiness skills of children birth to age eight.

For more information visit: http://www.raisingareader.org