Reach Out and Read Success

Some good news!

Central Ohio teachers and education professionals worked together with Nationwide Children's Hospital to collect over 53,000 book and $3,000 for the Reach Out and Read program.

Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.

Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning at 6 months of age. The 3.9 million families served annually by Reach Out and Read read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed, with larger vocabularies, stronger language skills, and a six-month developmental edge over their peers.

A BIG thank you and congratulations to everyone who contributed to this book drive.