Growing Healthy Readers: Half-Day Literacy Conference
We know that learning begins at birth and that healthy early development impacts a child’s future ability to learn. Reach Out and Read of Greater New York and United Way of New York City are pleased to present Growing Healthy Readers: Half-Day Literacy Conference.
The conference will focus on strategies to ensure that children from at-risk families develop on-track for success in school, and will highlight findings from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Growing Healthy Readers Starter Kit.
Held at the Scholastic Inc. headquarters in New York City, the Half-Day Literacy Conference will bring together educators, medical providers, policy makers, children’s advocates, and early childhood specialists. Registration is FREE and open to the public.
To learn more & register, visit: reachoutandreadnyc.org/conference
Growing Healthy Readers & The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading:
Setting the Stage for Success in School
Ralph R. Smith
Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Parental Engagement: The Role of Families in Growing Healthy Readers
Sarah E. Walzer
Chief Executive Officer, The Parent-Child Home Program
Roberta A. Holder-Mosley, RN, MSN
Director, Nurse-Family Partnership, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Present & Engaged: School Readiness & Chronic Absence
Pamela Cantor, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Turnaround for Children, Inc.
Lucy Friedman, PhD
President, The After-School Corporation (TASC)
Community Solutions to Promote Early Wellness
J. Emilio Carrillo, MD, MPH
Vice President, Community Health Development, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of New York City
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York
30 East 33rd Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10016
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Reach Out and Read of Greater New York prepares young children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. We serve children in New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley.