Read to Me

Research has proven that children who are read to from a very early age are better prepared for attendance and achievement in school.  In an effort to encourage this preparation, the “Read-to-Me” program was created in March 2002.  Read-to-Me provides informational packets to parents containing brochures dealing with early childhood development and the importance of reading to children on a daily basis. The infants receive a letter from the Superintendent, a children’s book,  a Read-to-Me logo t-shirt, numerous brochures and pamphlets about reading to children, nutrition, parenting and child safety,  and a Learner’s Permit for Life-long learning.

Read-to-Me is funded by Pike County School’s Title I program under the parental involvement component.  For the past 15 years the Title I program has distributed over 8,000 packets to infants at Pikeville Medical Center and Williamson ARH.  We are still collaborating with PMC in serving infants with this wonderful educational beginning.