Title Reach out and Read
AAP Grant ID 1854
Project Year 2011
City & State Roscommon, MI
Program Name Healthy Tomorrows
Topic Medical Home
Program Description
Michigan Educational Assessment Program test scores indicate that our 4th grade students are struggling with their reading skills. This is indicative of cognitive developmental concerns that will lead many of these children to experience educational difficulties throughout their school experiences. Thus begins a “snowball effect” that generates learning delays, higher at-risk potential for dropping out of school, decreased likelihood of achieving sustainable wage employment, and increased risk for the need to rely on state services and payments into adulthood. The purpose of the project is to support early brain development by promoting early literacy and school preparedness through the provision of books to low-income children ages 0-5 and assisting their parents in understanding the importance of reading aloud as it relates to brain development and school readiness.
The goals of the project are to: 1) Promote school readiness through early childhood literacy; and 2) Promote access to health care for families, with a focus on low-income, with children ages 0-5.
AAP District District V
Institutional Name C.O.O.R. Intermediate School District
Contact 1 Cindy DeLadurantaye
Contact 2
ID 5