‘Jumpstart’ brings attention to early education

  • Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, will take place at libraries within Berkeley County this week.
Read for the Record is an annual reading celebration that highlights the need for quality early education in America by mobilizing adults and children to set a record for the largest shared reading experience.
The Berkeley County Library system will present a series of children’s storytelling events featuring the book Otis, by Loren Long. Child Care providers, families and literacy partners are invited to attend these free literacy events, which include Thursday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. Family Storytime at the Moncks Corner Library (1003 Highway 52).
Additionally, on Thursday, the City of Jamestown will present a Family Storytime at the Jamestown Library, 7300 Highway 41 South, at 6:30 p.m.
”Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a call to action to Americans to recognize the importance of quality early education, especially for our most vulnerable children,” said Sharon Fashion, Deputy Director and Youth Services Coordinator, of the Berkeley County Library. “When children start behind, they tend to stay behind.”
Berkeley County First Steps is proud to support this campaign in partnership with the Berkeley County Library system and the City of Jamestown.
For more information on this event, please contact Adrienne Troy-Frazier, Executive Director at adriennetroyberkeleyfirststeps@aol.com or call (843) 863-3030.
Since the campaign’s inception in 2006, more than 9 million people have joined local Jumpstart’s Read for the Record reading celebrations. Jumpstart has raised more than $8 million to support its year-round work in preschools in low-income neighborhoods.

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