Students at Primrose School of Five Forks Donate 355 New Books To Reach Out and Read
Preschoolers Give Books to Children in Need After Celebrating With 45 Million Readers Nationwide
Lawrenceville, GA [February 26, 2013] – Preschoolers at the Primrose School of Five Forks helped provide books for local children in need in honor of Read Across America Day this month.
Dressed in festive hats adorned, the children one-by-one handed 355 books to Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics Academic Success Coordinator, Rhonda Hudson, who gladly accepted the books on behalf of Reach Out and Read (www.reachoutandread.org), a non-profit committed to promoting early literacy through pediatric primary care.
“Our philosophy and literacy goals at Primrose directly align with Read Across America Day, and it was truly a great day for the community and the entire country to establish a regular reading routine, promote early childhood education and celebrate the power of literacy together,” said Gil Benjamin, Primrose School of Five Forks owner.
Also taking part in the festivities were local guest readers, including Gwin Oaks Elementary School Principal, Tonya Burnley, Barnes & Noble guests Edythe Dama and Kim Waterman as well as City of Snellville Mayor, Kelly Kautz and Gwinnett Librarians, Susan Newton and DeAnna Espinoza.
The book donation drive is a part of Og’s Bountiful Books, a Primrose reading program designed to encourage parents to read to their children at home and send in favorite books to school to share with their classmates and those in need. “Og” is the official Primrose school bookworm – as well as one of the school’s character development mascots. The Og’s Bountiful Books program is a key part of the Balanced Learning® system, which balances academics, play and character development.
About Primrose Schools®
Celebrating 30 years of service in 2012, Primrose Schools is the nation’s leader in providing a premier educational child care experience in more than 245 schools in 17 states. Primrose partners with parents to help children build the right foundation for future learning and life, and offers an environment that helps children have fun while nurturing Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®.
The Balanced Learning® system, consistently delivered in all Primrose Schools nationwide, is designed to provide high quality educational experiences to support children’s social-emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development. It is made up of an exclusive standards-based curriculum that enables teachers to help children gain the knowledge and skills that will enable them to move successfully from one level of development to the next as well-rounded individuals. The system also offers developmentally appropriate materials and equipment for all classrooms; multiple forms of assessment; and extensive training for teachers.
Primrose is the first early childhood education organization in the country to receive AdvancED Corporation Systems Accreditation under the new Standards for Quality Early Learning Schools. This accreditation ensures all Primrose schools meet the highest quality standards and shows they are continually improving student learning. Primrose Schools stands behind its commitment to deliver an exceptional early childhood experience with the Primrose Guarantee, a parent’s assurance of complete satisfaction. For more information, visit www.PrimroseSchools.com.