MLK Head Start and NSU Head Start participated in their annual Literacy Night event on March 8. The focus of the event was Early Literacy, a training designed to show parents how to effectively participate in read aloud activities at home.
Reading aloud is the single most important activity parents can do to prepare their child for reading and learning. Recent research shows that by age 3 the gap is showing up in early brain development between children whose parents read to them and those who do not.
Head start Secretary Lauren Raymond and Head Start Director Chriscella Metoyer distributed prizes to the students. The event was free to the public, and each child received free books and new pajama sets donated from the Pajama Company in New York City. Parents received door prizes. Sausage gumbo and other refreshments were provided by the Head Start nutrition staff.