Kidspace, House of Ruth’s therapeutic, developmental childcare center, is always in search of new, high-quality books with diverse children featured in them. Every day our books are put to hard use in the classroom (our infants and toddlers, like all infants and toddlers, often read them with the help of their mouths …) and many students want to bring them home.
So when Raising a Reader approached our executive director with their offer of high-quality, diverse books for Kidspace – we jumped at the chance.
Kicking off last month, the children get a bag of books to take home each week, and parents are encouraged to read with them. Raising a Reader focuses on parent-child bonding, early literacy and school success – all of which Kidspace encourages, as well.
The program’s books align with the Creative Curriculum, the top-quality curriculum in use at Kidspace, and the children are looking forward to the first delivery. Partnerships like these are how we leverage your donations into direct successes for the women and children we serve.