February, 2011

Teachers Rock!

Share your Teachers Rock story and you could win $200 for your school! Have a teacher who inspired you? Tell United Way about him or her! Click here to submit your story and read other stories. Your story submission qualifies you for a raffle drawing for $200 in classroom supplies for a Bay Area school…

Raising A Reader Workshop on Bilingualism

Myths & Truths about Bilingualism On Saturday February 12th, Raising a Reader Coordinators, Sara Rizik-Baer and Jo McConnell, presented RAR’s new workshop, “Myths and Truths of Bilingualism: Supporting English Learners through Literacy” at  Jumpstart’s annual Early Childhood Education Academy. The event  held at San Francisco State University provided Jumpstart Corps members with an opportunity to…

Self-Control Factors Into Future Success

Raising A Reader Promotes Social and Emotional Development Today on Morning Edition, NPR featured a story on how learning self control  in preschool contributes to success later in life. Raising A Reader contributes to the social and emotional development of children in our program by promoting self concept, self control, cooperation, social relationships, and knowledge of…

An Adventure in Reading

Language Development is a Child Driven Process Raising A Reader staff find it interesting that kids confuse our ‘child reading a book’ logo  for a ‘child driving a car’. Pat, Program Coordinator in Alameda County,  responds by telling the kids that books can take them on amazing adventures! CAR is an acronym developed by Washington…

Visit your local library for Black History Month events

Black History Month Events at the local Library Raising A Reader encourages parent engagement by providing training and books for parents to read with their children with the goal of developing early literacy skills and school readiness. We do love reading, but  there are additional ways to develop the skills necessary to prepare our children for…