Reading to preschoolers makes them more likely to arrive at school ready to learn. That’s the goal of our Preschool Literacy Outreach program. We want to get books into the hands of preschoolers (ages 1-4) in the Lower Dauphin School District. We do this by providing their parents with quality children’s books and tips on reading together as a family.
Since April 2002, Lower Dauphin Communities That Care has provided more than 9,300 books to preschoolers on their birthdays. What preschooler doesn’t want an extra gift on his or her birthday?
“My daughter loves her new book about Shapes. We are so thrilled to be a part of a community that cares about our children and their education.”
The cost to operate this program is roughly $6,000 per year or $1,500 per age level. Previous funding partners have included the America's Promise of Greater Harrisburg, Rotary Club of Hummelstown, Target Corporation, Department of Community & Economic Development - Rep. Ron Marsico, Three Mile Island - Exelon Nuclear, Dauphin County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services, Inc. and the Lower Dauphin School District.
Three Mile Island - Exelon Nuclear is our program sponsor for this year.
For more information about the program, please contact Kathy Peffer, Program Director at 566-6096.