CITY OF PLUS-HEAD –On December 13, the International Paper Foundation presented a grant of $ 2,500 to Carteret Partnership for Children to help fund the group’s Reach Out and Read program.
Reach Out and Read supports physicians in their efforts to encourage reading among young children and families. During regular examinations of the newborn at age 5, medical providers use in-depth knowledge, as well as their expertise in child development, to advise parents on the importance of reading aloud. to their children.
Children leave their visit with a new book, ensuring families have the tools they need to read together at home, promoting the language and literacy skills children need to be successful in school.
The partnership’s Reach Out and Read program is in partnership with Kids’ Rule Pediatrics, Carteret Children’s Clinic, and Oceanside Pediatrics.
âWe are very excited about our continued relationship with International Paper and their commitment to the children and families of Carteret County,â said Juliet Rogers, Executive Director of Carteret Partnership for Children. âThe funds provided will allow us to purchase the books that medical providers give to children during visits to healthy children. The Partnership for Children’s Reach Out and Read program distributes over 5,000 books a year, and it is thanks to the support of community partners that the books reach young children in Carteret County.
International Paper’s communications coordinator for the New Bern plant, Catherine Burgess, said: âAt International Paper, we believe that our business cannot be successful if our communities are not successful. We are proud to support Carteret Partnership for Children as they positively impact education within our community.
Carteret Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, supporting and advocating for young children and their families in the areas of health, education and child care. The goal of its programs is to provide positive, meaningful and developmentally appropriate early experiences for children from birth to 5 years old.