More than 50 community members and representatives from children’s advocacy agencies attended the Literacy Builds Gaston meeting Friday, May 12th at the Gaston County Public Library Main Branch in Gastonia. To read more about this amazing event, click here.
Earlier this month, our Public Information Coordinator Tabitha Whetstine transformed into Super Girl and set out on a mission to read aloud to the children at several child care centers in our community!
Tabitha read “Mother Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins, “Clifford the Firehouse Dog” by Norman Bridwell and “Doc McStuffins Doctor’s Helper” by Sheila Sweeny Higginson.
By reading aloud to the young children at the child care centers, Tabitha exposed them to more words, sparked their curiosity, and gave them more reasons to love books! In fact, reading aloud to young children promotes language development and early literacy skills, such as word sound awareness, understanding how stories work, recognition of sounds and letters, knowledge of a wide range of vocabulary and the ability to listen.
DALLAS, N.C. - On February 7, 2017 the Partnership for Children of Lincoln & Gaston Counties presented certificates to multiple individuals in the Early Childhood field.
These individuals were those who earned their degrees in Early Childhood, those whose child care centers went up in stars, and those who have had a tremendous impact on the children in our community.
The Partnership would like to thank each of these individuals and their child care centers as a whole for the positive impact that they have on our young children.