Children need a strong early-learning foundation to succeed in school and to succeed in life. We are proud to partner with the following local organizations to bring attention to this issue of vital importance to our community: Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, Rappahannock United Way, Smart Beginnings Rappahannock Area, The Childcare Network, Germanna Community College, and The Doctor Yum Project.
Did you know?
- 90% percent of a child’s brain is developed before reaching kindergarten.
- Children exposed to books early in life have better language skills than those who wait.
- The seeds of a desirable workforce skills - critical thinking, teamwork, effective communication - are planted before the age of five.
What can you do?
- Bring your children and spread the word about the library’s Grow a Reader classes. Specially trained staff present stories, songs, and activities that lay the foundation your child needs to get ready to read. We offer Grow a Reader classes for babies through age 5 and on some evenings and weekends.
- Visit your local library regularly to check out titles even your baby is sure to enjoy!
- Read to your child daily and keep it fun! Stop reading as soon as they show you they're done.
Special Guest Readers will join us at the following classes for recognizing the importance of early childhood education. As readers are confirmed, the names will be posted here.
Alphabet Soup Week of the Young Child Specials
Monday, April 8, 10:30-11:00
Tuesday, April 9, 9:30-10:00
Wednesday, April 10, 10:00-10:30
Wednesday, April 10, 11:00-11:30
Friday, April 12, 10:00-10:30
Friday, April 12, 11:00-11:30
Preschool Time Week of the Young Child Special
Thursday, April 11, 9:30-10:00