Stories and free books inspire


MANCHESTER >> On the morning of Wednesday March 23, children served by Northshire Day School were treated to a storytelling presentation from Duncan McDougall and brand-new books to keep, thanks to a grant from the Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) and the Purvis Family.

Duncan McDougall led an interactive presentation for 53 children. Afterward, each child selected two new books to keep from hundreds of titles. The grant also included an onsite library for Northshire Day School to provide children even more access to books.

CLiF awards grants to organizations serving kids at high risk of growing up with low literacy skills. The partnership between Northshire Day School and CLiF helps improve access to books and literacy experiences for the Manchester –region young readers and their families.

Cristina Maddocks, Executive Director, reported that CLiF also provided two free books to over 50 additional students, ages 3 months to 12 years, that are enrolled in Northshire Day School that were unable to attend the event. Northshire Day School is a quality, licensed non-profit childcare and early education center, which serves area families by providing a safe and nurturing environment for their children to play and learn. The professionally trained caregivers create a stimulating atmosphere through developmentally appropriate programs and activities. NDS helps to build strong community by teaming with families to raise happy and healthy children. If you have questions about the program, contact Cristina Maddocks at 802-362-1395.


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