April 23, 2015
Three community leaders came to Educare Washington, DC, on April 2 to read to the children in celebration of Read Across DC. Councilmember Yvette Alexander, who serves Ward 7 where the school is located, read to one group of children. Hanseul Kang, acting state superintendent of education, and Dr. Amy Maisterra, assistant superintendent of elementary, secondary and specialized education, both from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, also joined in on the fun.
Each community leader read books, such as The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear, to a different group of children so that all students could participate.
Read Across DC is part of the District of Columbia's annual Month of the Young Child, which highlights the needs of young children and their families, early learning programs and services. To mark the occasion, hundreds of community and business leaders, government officials and local residents read to children to promote the importance of early literacy.
Being a part of Read Across DC was a valuable way for Educare to showcase high-quality early learning to community leaders while encouraging the children's love of reading and books.