Promoting literacy on ‘Read to Me Day’

Staff photo by Hannah LaClaire Gail Casey, a parent and the coordinator of the 21st Century Program in Nashua reads "The Birthday Pet" to an audience of rapt preschoolers. Casey was one of over a dozen guest readers participating in Read to Me Day"as part of Week of the Young Child at Early Childhood Adventures, a childcare facility through the Adult Learning Center. The day wrapped up with a free book for every student. "I want to raise my children so they have a sense of community," Casey, a mother with two children in the program said. "This program does a good job with that." "We want to celebrate young children ... how they're learning, how they're growing," childcare coordinator Jane Marquis said. She added the the Week of the Young Child, which is organized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, also celebrates families and staff members for all their involvement.

Over a dozen guest readers participating in ‘Read to Me Day’ as part of Week of the Young Child at Early Childhood Adventures, a childcare facility through the Adult Learning Center. The day wrapped up with a free book for every student.