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The Journey To Literacy Begins at Birth...and Continues in Many Languages: with Reach Out and Read doctors Perri Klass MD, Mariana Glusman MD, Marilyn Augustyn MD, and Workshops with Donna DiFilippo and Sarah Pollock DeMedeiros, Raising a Reader
Massachusetts Reach Out and Read; Parent-Child Home Program; and the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Registration closes November 21st for
The Journey to Literacy Begins at Birth...
and continues in many languages
A Massachusetts Reach Out and Read Conference
focusing on the building blocks of early literacy for children growing up bilingual
Wednesday, November 30th
9 am - 3 pm
Northern Essex Community College
Mariana Glusman, MD, National Reach Out and Read Leyendo Juntos Initiative
Perri Klass, MD, National Medical Director, Reach Out and Read
Marilyn Augustyn, MD, Chair of the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center
Susana Carella, MS, Massachusetts Mom Congress
Donna DiFillippo, MA, Executive Director, Raising a Reader-MA
Sara Pollock DeMedeiros, MEd, Director of Programs and Evaluation, Raising a Reader-MA
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.
The Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care knows that children's earliest experiences are especially important because building the human brain begins even before birth; a strong foundation in early years greatly increases the chance of positive outcomes.
The Parent Child Home Program is a national early childhood literacy, parenting, and school readiness program. The evidence-based Program effectively bridges the achievement gap for low-income children through its unique focus on intensive home visiting with two and three-year-olds and their parents.
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