Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Reach Out and Read
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; University City
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Description of Service
Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a national pediatric early literacy program. The mission of Reach Out and Read is to make literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Reach Out and Read trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give new books to children at pediatric well visits (check-ups) from 6 months to 5 years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. By building on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills so children enter school prepared for success in reading.
Counties: Philadelphia; States: PA; Countries: USA
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Reach Out and Read program occurs at the four Primary Care Centers in West and South Philadelphia, the Family Care Center in Philadelphia and Kids First-Salem Road in Burlington, NJ. Visit our website for cont