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Wednesday, 27 October 2010 20:00

Campaign to target literacy

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The Region A Partnership for Children  will kick off its annual fundraising campaign this month with a new emphasis on gaining community support for early literacy and early reading preparation. 

Local contributions to this year’s Smart Start fundraising campaign will be used to support programs such as Raising a Reader, which promotes shared reading with families in the home, library outreach programs to reach children in their every day settings, and other early literacy programs.

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