Last month, all Catholic Charities Early Childhood Services Programs participated in Read Across America Week festivities, an annual event that celebrates reading and begins on the birthday of the author, Dr. Seuss.
For Read Across America Week, little ones celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with reading circles, arts and crafts and a parade. Staff organized events to promote early childhood family engagement, which is central in promoting children’s healthy development and wellness.
Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Early Childhood Development Centers provide free Early Head Start services to low-income families. Early Head Start provides services to children six weeks to age 3. Head start provides services to children age 3 to 5 years old. Through the Montessori approach, the center ensures children are ready for school by providing a variety of developmentally appropriate activities that promote cognitive, social, emotional, language-literacy and physical development.
To learn more about our Early Childhood Development Centers, please click here.
Below, check out some fun photos from the Catholic Charities Charles F. Murphy Early Childhood Development Center in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn during Read Across America Week.
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About Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens:
For over 124 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, through its social services arm, Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, Inc., has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens and currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, older adults, and those struggling with mental illness. Since 1975, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation, the affordable housing developer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, has been transforming vacant land and buildings into affordable housing units and transforming the lives of individuals and families, and completed more than 4,450 units with supportive services for seniors, families, veterans and the formerly homeless. Since the pandemic began, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens has provided much-needed food packages and services at 60 Catholic Charities parish-based food pantries and has distributed over $8.5 million in food.