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Preschool Readings

Preschool Readings

OLC PROMOTES EARLY LITERACY IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI

Early literacy programs are important to growing readers and helping children be ready for kindergarten. The Ozarks Literacy Council (OLC) strives to make kids’ enthusiasm for reading expand beyond the classroom and into the child’s home.

PRESCHOOL READINGS

EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION

For special needs children ages 3-5 
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One way the OLC promotes early literacy is by partnering with Springfield Public Schools. OLC volunteers donate their time 4 times during the school year to visit 41 special education classrooms. Volunteers read to the students, engage students in literature-based activities, and send children home with a free book and information for parents. Lessons for each visit are developed by a certified teacher to meet the developmental needs of students.

WONDER YEARS

For children ages 4-5 who will be entering Kindergarten the following year. 

OLC also promotes early literacy by partnering with Springfield Public Schools. OLC volunteers donate their time 4 times during the school year to visit 22 Wonder Years Title One classrooms. Volunteers read to the students, engage students in literature-based activities, and send children home with a free book and information for parents.

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Lessons for each visit are developed by a certified teacher to meet the developmental needs of students.  In OLC’s 2016 survey, 100% of parents reporting re-reading the books to their children!

SHARING IS CARING

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