Reach Out and Read Connecticut is part of theand the nationwide Reach Out and Read organization.
Reach Out and Read pediatricians in Connecticut prescribe books to their youngest patients and encourage families to read together.
Currently, 70 hospitals and clinics in Connecticut participate in the Reach Out and Read program, serving nearly 40,000 children and families in the state.
For a complete list of Sites in the state of Connecticut, click
ONCE UPON A TIME....There Was A Fundraiser.
Reach Out And Read Connecticut is excited to announce our first major fundraising (and friend-raising) event, to take place on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 7:00P-10:00P at the Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford.
This is going to be a memorable and magical evening -- guests will wander the Library, visiting food and beverage stations designed to echo classic stories and fairy tales. Inspired pairings of caterers, restaurants and beverage companies with designers, party planners and artists will bring some of your favorite children's books to life. Imagine a pasta station with a Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs theme. Or a luscious collection of sweets and tarts, displayed in a scene straight out of The Queen Of Hearts nursery rhyme. This is just the beginning.
We're already celebrating the generous, in-kind support of these creative sponsors: A Thyme To Cook, Cloud Nine Catering, Dagmar's Desserts, Datura - A Modern Garden, Earth2, Earth2 Edibles, Fleur de Lys Florals & Events, the Flower Shop at Cheshire Nursery, Ganim's Garden Center & Florist, Gira Events & Florals, Gourmet Galley, Hana Floral Design, Jennie Fresa Make-up & Skincare, Jordan Caterers, Jubilee Events, La Cuisine, Leslie Dumke Studio, Karen Mangiacotti-Miller, Maple Lane Farms, Matthew's Catering, Old Lyme Inn, Onyx Spirits, RIPE Craft Bar Juices, SKYY Vodka, Swell Design and True Event. You'll be hearing about more additions in the weeks to come, as well as the generous Corporate Sponsors joining us through this unique event.
Make your plans to join us today, to celebrate the mission and programs of Reach Out And Read Connecticut. Tickets, at $75 per person, are available now (we anticipate a sold-out party, so don't delay!) at our eventbrite link: CLICK here
For questions about sponsorship, in-kind creative donors, tickets and event details, please contact Event Chair Josh Chalmers, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us in April for ONCE UPON A TIME...celebrate great food and drink and creativity, for a little taste of happily ever after!
The first $10,000 raised will be matched by a generous grant from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven! What a wonderful way to double the impact your donation makes!
BOOKS BUILD BETTER BRAINS:
Critical Intervention in the First 1,000 Days
The Education Committee, the Committee on Children, and the Public Health Committee invite you to an informational briefing with pediatricians, researchers and early literacy experts from Reach Out and Read on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Legislative Office building in Hartford.
Panelists will discuss early brain development, literacy and language acquisition, parental engagement and the importance of a child's first 1,000 days. Reach Out and Read is working within pediatric primary care to promote the vital role parents play in their child's developing literacy skills, school readiness and social and emotional development.
Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MPH, MSLIS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Pediatrician, Access Community Health Centers, Madison, WI Early Brain and Child Development Leadership Group, American Academy of Pediatrics
Cynthia Roque, MD
Pediatric Associates of Connecticut, P.C., Waterbury
Catherine Wiley, MD, FAAP
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Medical Director, Primary Care Center, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro Visits Middlesex Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Support of Reach Out and Read!
To see a video from the visit, please click here.
To read the full article from The Middletown Press, and view photos, click here
Thank you Congresswoman DeLauro!!
MIDDLETOWN ROTARY CLUB SUPPORTS REACH OUT AND READ CT!
We are excited to have received a generous grant from the Middletown Rotary Club in support of our Middletown Reach Out and Read programs!!! The Rotary helps to address many of today's most critical issues including illiteracy and children at risk. They are wonderful partners to have in our mission to prepare all children to enter school at grade level and ready read. Thank you to the Middletown Rotary Club for their support and their generosity!
You can visit the Rotary's website here.
THANK YOU PITNEY BOWES FOUNDATION!
The Pitney Bowes Foundation has awarded a $12,500 grant to Reach Out and Read CT in support of our Hartford programs. The Pitney Bowes Foundation supports programs with measurable outcomes that close the academic achievement gap
and prepare the future workforce. Please visit their website to learn more about the Foundation.
We greatly appreciate the support from the Pitney Bowes Foundation!
THANK YOU TO THE UNITED WAY OF GREATER WATERBURY FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT!
The United Way of Greater Waterburycontinues to support Reach Out and Read Connecticut by providing book support to the two new programs they brought on last year, Alliance Medical and Michael Rokosky MD. They are also providing funding to bring on another new Reach Out and Read program in Waterbury. We greatly appreciate your continued support of Reach Out and Read and the children and families who we serve.
Our Connecticut Programs are always seeking volunteers, book donations and monetary contributions. Please click on the red "Contribute to ROR" button above, or contactto start giving!
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Elizabeth Brown, Waterbury CT
Josh Chalmers, Madison CT
Robin Dini, West Haven CT
Christy Hammond, Chester CT
Cynthia Roque, M.D., Waterbury CT
Sheila Welling, East Lyme CT
Anne Yuresek, Chester CT
Reach Out and Read
Connecticut Executive Director
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Connecticut Program Coordinator
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Connecticut Program Coordinator - Fairfield County
Catherine C. Wiley, MD