Volunteers Needed to Read with Preschoolers

West Hartford, Conn. (January 7, 2020) – Children’s Reading Partners is seeking volunteers to read with at-risk preschoolers in Bloomfield, East Hartford, and Hartford. 

Children who lack a solid foundation of literacy skills early in life are more likely to fall behind in school.  Reading with a caring adult helps young children develop the skills they need to succeed academically, such as appreciating stories and recognizing letters, words, and numbers. 

Interested volunteers are asked to register for one of the training sessions. They can then sign up for a weekly, 30-minute time slot to read with a child. Daytime and evening reading sessions are available. The program lasts ten weeks and runs from March 30 through June 5, 2020. 

Training sessions will take place Wednesday, February 5 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the East Hartford Public Library, 840 Main Street, East Hartford and Thursday, February 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Community Services Building, Zachs Campus, 333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. In the event of inclement weather, the snow date will be Thursday, February 18 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Community Services Building. To learn more or to register, please contact Ronni Breiter at 860.727.6129 or rbreiter@jewishhartford.org.

Children’s Reading Partners, part of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, serves at-risk public school students in Greater Hartford. Volunteers of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome. Click here to learn more.

Photo caption: Children’s Reading Partners seeks “Preschool Pals” to read with at-risk preschoolers in Bloomfield, East Hartford, and Hartford. Training sessions for volunteers will take place on February 5 in East Hartford and February 13 in West Hartford.