Setting our Patients up for Success – Even at their Youngest
Through the national Reach Out and Read program, Neighborhood Health Center pediatric providers have the opportunity to impact our youngest patients through books designed to promote school readiness and early literacy skills. At every routine pediatric check-up (well child visit), each child between the ages of 6 months to 5 years will be given their own brand new, developmentally and culturally appropriate book. Our providers encourage reading aloud to children to:
Improve Vocabulary and Language Skills
Develop Listening Skills
Remember our Three Reach Out and Read Components
At each check-up between the ages of 6 months and 5 years, children receive a brand new, developmentally and culturally appropriate book from their primary care provider to take home.
Physicians and nurses are trained in literacy development to provide parents with guidance and support around the importance of reading to their children.
Volunteers circulate our offices to read aloud to children in our patient waiting rooms to demonstrate appropriate reading techniques and modeling for parents.