Grantees: Literacy

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Twinfield Union School

Everybody Wins!  At Twinfield Union School

Everybody Wins! works to improve students' attitudes towards books and reading through a meaningful one on one mentoring relationship with a community member. Grant funds will be used to continue supporting matches made this school year, as well as expand the program to recruit more mentors and include 5th graders.

VSA Vermont, Inc.

Start With the Arts

This grant will allow VSA to expand its home-based, Start With The Arts early literacy program from 36 sites to 42 by adding 6 licensed centers serving an additional 85 children, with a model adapted to the particular needs of centers.

Windham Child Care Association

Early Learning Express

The Early Learning Express (ELE) bookmobile visits early care and education centers, afterschool programs, and low-income communities in our region. It is uniquely effective outreach to early care and education providers in isolated rural areas. These programs often lack the ability to access local libraries or other resources to provide program enrichment to the children they serve. The ELE has always included books, songs, stories and interactive learning. Recently we expanded our programs to include more arts exposure. Art is a great vehicle to introduce young children to literacy, math and science concepts while their brains are still developing. Thus, the bookmobile is a portal to learning through music, puppetry and other forms art.