New Grant to Expand Early Learning

Beginning in the spring of 2018, over 60 young children each week, along with their caregivers, will be able to participate in Trove Time at the White Plains Public Library. The program, designed to support early literacy in children and prepare them to become successful readers, will also provide caregivers with a range of activities to help their child’s development. Trove Time, which will serve children ages two through four, is made possible through a grant to the White Plains Library Foundation from the Frog Rock Foundation.

“Fostering early literacy is the most important thing a public library can do.” said Brian Kenney, Library Director, “Trove Time will allow us to greatly expand our existing parent-caregiver initiatives, use the latest early learning practices, while providing plenty of fun along the way.”

Based on Every Child Ready to Read, a curriculum developed by the American Library Association, Trove Time will help care givers become the leaders in developing their child’s early literacy through five practices: talking, singing, reading, writing and playing. These five practices will form the core of Trove Time through a number of play stations that facilitate imaginative play, develop motor skills, engage participants with storytimes, and provide social interaction.

 

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