Support Families

 
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Our Goal

Support and guide families in the importance of early learning and literacy of children from birth to age 5. 


How We're Doing It 

Ready, Set, Read 

Volunteers model how reading can be fun via language-rich pop-up readings--that is, live storytelling in community locations--and through providing free books to children attending the readings. 

To date, our Ready Set Readers have: 

  • Exposed hundreds of children to live storybook readings
  • Orchestrated 17 "pop-up reads" at community gathering places and events, with plans to do more
  • Given away over 1400 FREE books
  • Trained nearly over 30 "Ready Reader" volunteers

Our Ready, Set, Read initiative is always looking for volunteers to help out at our pop-up readings. Volunteers can act directly as readers, sharing stories aloud to young children at events, or as "reader helpers"--individuals who support the reader in several ways. Interested? Get in touch to learn more. 

 

Family Navigator Network Task Force 

Our Family Navigator task force is a network of dedicated individuals- called Family Navigators- who educate and connect families and family service providers to important community resources.

This network of Family Navigators will have access to up-to-date resources in order to support families in Delaware County.  We want to have a "No Wrong Door" policy for families in our community.  To learn more about Family Navigators or to schedule a training, please contact Carrie Bale at carrie@muncieby5.org. 

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In Development

These initiatives are still in the early stages of development, but keep an eye out for progress in these areas in the future: 

  • Ready to Learn Kits/Partnerships 
  • Early Learning Activities: At Your Fingertips 
  • Family Ambassador Events & Summits 
  • Play & Learn Groups 
  • Unemployment Help Center 
  • Safe Children 
  • Messaging 
  • Future Strategies