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Lancaster County Reach Out and Read prepares Lancaster's youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with healthcare providers to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.

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 Reach Out and Read Model
Pediatric healthcare providers (including pediatricians, family physicians, and pediatric nurse practitioners) are trained in the three-part Reach Out and Read model to promote early literacy and school readiness:
  • In the exam room, doctors and nurses speak with parents about the importance of reading aloud to their young children every day, and offer age-appropriate tips and encouragement.
  • The pediatric primary care provider gives every child 6 months through 5 years old a new, developmentally-appropriate children's book to take home and keep.
  • In the waiting room, displays, information, and books create a literacy-rich environment. Where possible, volunteer readers engage the children, modeling for parents the pleasures - and techniques - of reading aloud.Healthcare providers know that growing up healthy means growing up with books. The Reach Out and Read program provides the tools to help promote children's developmental skills and later school success.

 


Lancaster County Reach Out and Read Coalition
PO Box 6025
Lancaster, PA 17607-6025
717-299-6372, ext. 12217
info@rorlancaster.org


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