1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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With more than half of our regional children deemed “not ready” for kindergarten, or reading at grade level by third grade, this partnership with Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester county libraries offers the challenge for caregivers to set the course for school success by reading 1,000 books with their children before they step into their kindergarten classroom.

Reading time provides essential developmental support, such as promoting brain, language and emotional development; imagination and critical thinking stimulation; and the teaching of concepts such as letters, numbers, shapes, colors and so much more.

After the first two months of the program, we have over 160 children signed up through Trident United Way in this program!