Rx for Summer Reading in partnership with Alabama200 kicks off at Partners in Pediatrics

The statewide Rx for Summer Reading partnership kicked off on June 5 at Partners in Pediatrics in Montgomery. Cathy Wood, MD, FAAP welcomed those in attendance, and special guest, Jeana Ross, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, read the book aloud to about 35 children in the waiting room. Young attendees colored Alabama-themed sheets and received an Rx for Summer Reading to visit their local library, as well as a copy of the book and a Camellia Bear squishy toy to take home.

 “We are proud to support Reach Out and Read–Alabama in providing opportunities for families to promote children’s literacy starting at birth,” said Secretary Ross. “High quality, coordinated early literacy efforts will help us prepare all Alabama children to be successful in school.”

 Reach Out and Read Alabama kicks off summer reading program — WSFA