FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington and the Sweatt-Winter Child Care Center will present a workshop for the parents and caregivers of preschoolers on how to determine reading-readiness.

The training session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in Room 202, Ricker Addition, UMF. The workshop is free and open to the public.

The purpose of modeling the literacy-rich curriculum is to teach how to determine when preschoolers are ready to read, what the stages of reading are and how to support reading development. The workshop is made possible by an Early Learning Opportunities Act Grant received by UMF and Sweatt-Winter Child Care.

The child dare program has been offered for community children for 30 years. A preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 and a before and after-school program for ages 5 to 8 are available.

For more information, contact Early Reading Specialist Sue Cheresnowsky at 778-7480 or [email protected]

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