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Care to Read

Filed Under: Family

Care to Read is a Reading is Fundamental early literacy program that supports children’s emergent literacy skills through training and resources for childcare staff in center- and home-based childcare programs.

Target Audience(s):

Early care and education teachers and directors


Participants will:

  • Increase their ability to create an environment that encourages young children to explore and make discoveries about language and literacy,
  • Increase knowledge in arranging and outfitting a classroom or home that invites children to listen, talk, read, and write,
  • Learn techniques for engaging children in conversation and encouraging them to build oral language skills,
  • Learn strategies for reading aloud with children,
  • Increase knowledge in practices for encouraging children’s scribbling, drawing, painting, and writing efforts, and
  • Be able to apply lessons from workshops to incorporate language and literacy throughout the curriculum.

Total Number of Modules or Sessions: 6

Total Number of Hours for Program Delivery: 15

Program Delivery:

  • Educational Class
  • Demonstrations
  • Workshop
  • Technical Assistance
  • Group Discussion
  • One-on-One Intervention
  • Public Service Announcement
  • Print or Popular Articles

Primary Contact:

Dr. Louise E. Davis,


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Portrait of Dr. Louise E. Davis
Extension Professor
Child and Family Development, Child and Family Well-Being, Child Care-Giver Training, Parenting Educ