Grantees: Literacy

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Franklin Grand Isle Bookmobile

Story Enchantment All Year

Story Enchantment All Year (SEAY) addresses the need for high-quality childcare by delivering professional development opportunities for the early childcare workforce by extending our visits and targeting content for child care professionals. With each bookmobile visit, SEAY provides book/material loans for everyone, free professional development, and story times with evidence-based extension activities for children 0-5. By focusing on social-emotional skill development, SEAY builds trauma-informed services that will reduce the impacts of adverse childhood experiences and increase kindergarten readiness in social and emotional learning.

Rutland County Parent Child Center

Saplings K-3 Afterschool Program

Rutland County Parent Child Center helps people transform their lives and remove barriers that perpetuate poverty through dynamic, whole-family programming. We integrate education and childcare, case management, family support, service coordination and material supports. The Saplings K-3 Afterschool Program will deliver grade-level-and-above literacy in a research-based therapeutic learning environment to children from low-income families. Saplings will integrate academic performance, social-emotional development and physical activity. Saplings will focus on children who have experienced trauma and on outcomes, such as enhancing executive functioning skills, that help remedy problems arising from adverse childhood experiences.  

Waterbury Public Library

Supporting Kids in Tough Times:  Resources for Families

The Waterbury Public Library will support healthy social-emotional development in young children in our community.  We will do this by:
*  Purchasing topical children's and parenting books to the library's collection. 
*  Adding pre-loaded educational tablets that focus on social-emotional learning tour lending collection for the first time.
*  Providing a keep-forever book to 235 +/- local children in preschool and Kindergarten.
*  Hosting 2 parenting/caregiver workshops on positive social-emotional development in young children.