November is National Family Literacy Month!

Research continues to show that language and reading skills developed at a young age are the strongest predictors of adult health status in our children. That’s right, children’s reading skills are not only attributed to school success and career openings but also lower stress levels and healthy brain function!  As parents, caregivers, and educators, we must realize that the responsibility of developing healthy reading habits that naturally grow into a love for literacy fall on us. Take some time this month to update your family library and explore some new ways to encourage your Phoenix preschooler to fall in love with reading!

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Phoenix family literacy

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Studies show that exposing children to quality literature during their preschool years enables them to enter Kindergarten better prepared to excel. At Valley Child Care & Learning Center, we take great pride in having served the #phoenix community for over 50 years and preparing children for success in all future school endeavors. As part of this vital commitment, Little Free Libraries are now open to young readers at our #paradisevalley, #elmirage, and #northphoenix programs! You'll find these libraries stocked with favorite book titles both in English and Spanish; there's something for everyone! 📚 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We look forward to another way we can serve our community and continue to inspire a love of literacy in young readers and their families! Visit one of our libraries today, and keep an eye out for more grand openings happening at other locations soon! #littlefreelibraryatvcclc ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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November is National Family Literacy Month! Research continues to show that language and literacy skills are imperative to children's success both in elementary years and further into their adult lives. At Valley Child Care & Learning Center, we strive to promote a love of literacy both within our programs and in the homes of our preschoolers. Check out the Little Free Libraries now available on our North Phoenix, Paradise Valley, South Phoenix, and El Mirage campuses! (Watch for more locations coming soon! 👀)
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We've got something for everyone - with titles in both English and Spanish and books for all ages, Mom and Dad included! #littlefreelibraryatvcclc ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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5 reasons to visit a Little Free Library at Valley Child Care & Learning Center - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1) No late fees, ever! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2) Books inside are always changing, with options for little ones ages 0 - 5 and even Mom and Dad! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3) Support your local communities while promoting a love of literacy to children in #phoenixaz!
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4) Reading improves vocabulary, focus, attention spans, writing and opens children's worldview. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5) Literacy skills continue to be shown in research as the strongest indicator of success in elementary school, further school experiences and all the way into adulthood! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
*Bonus - all books are pre-hugged and given lots of love before joining our libraries!
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Make sure you stop by and pick up a book to enjoy this weekend! Currently, you'll find a library at our North Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Glendale, El Mirage, Tempe and South Phoenix programs! Keep an eye out for more programs coming soon! #littlefreelibraryatvcclc #nationalfamilyliteracymonth
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Phoenix family literacy

As parents, caregivers, teachers and leaders of young children we posess the strongest tool for raising children who love to read – our example. By setting aside a designated reading time each day, allowing children to choose their own books and helping them find reading materials related to topics they are interested in we can lead by example and help children discover the exciting world of reading!

Do you set aside time to read together with your child each day?

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Favorite resources for parents encouraging a love of literacy in their home –