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Recently, we had a great family night at the Center as part of our Project Literacy Enhancement for Early Readers (Project LEER) in collaboration with Reading is Fundamental. Highlights of the evening included:
- A presentation on the importance of fathers in a child’s life by Holly Zwerling from the Fatherhood Task Force of South Florida.
- Distribution of new, free books for children and their families, provided by Reading is Fundamental.
- Tips for parents on how to help their children understand concepts of print, letters and sounds in their environment in order to enhance their child’s learning.
- Dinner for the 50 families in attendance.
As the only early education program in Florida to receive a three-year grant from the United States Department of Education’s Early Reading First program, the Center’s Project LEER ensures that children begin kindergarten with the necessary foundation to fully benefit from formal school instruction. Collaborative events like these allow us the opportunity to engage with parents in non-traditional ways, and we take much pride in delivering quality events on a recurring basis.
During the month of March, we had a great family night at the Center as part of our Project Literacy Enhancement for Early Readers (Project LEER) in collaboration with Ron Mohl. Highlights of the evening included:
- A presentation on the importance of play in learning.
- Families playing different literacy games.
- Tips for parents on how to help their children develop literacy skills through a playful and meaningful way.
- Dinner for all 31 families in attendance.
Collaborative events like this allow us to engage with families in non-traditional ways, helping parents learn how to assist their children in a fun way.