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April 14, 2017

Boulder County Commissioners to read to Head Start classes – April 18 and 21

Part of the One Book 4 Colorado program that promotes
early literacy statewide

Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Commissioners and Boulder County
Head Start are teaming up the week of April 17 to promote early literacy as all
three commissioners will read to local preschool students as part of the "One
Book 4 Colorado" program. The public is invited to attend.

Access to books is an
important tool Head Start uses to promote early literacy. The One Book 4
Colorado program is a part of that approach, providing copies of the same book
to 4-year-olds across the state this month.

What: Commissioner Cindy Domenico will read to the
Lafayette Head Start students

When:
Tuesday, April 18 at 9 a.m.

Where: 1135 Cimarron Dr., Lafayette, CO

What: Commissioner Elise Jones will read to the
Wilderness Early Learning Center students

When:
Friday, April 21 at 9 a.m.

Where: 2845 Wilderness Place, Boulder

What: Commissioner Deb Gardner will read to the
Woodlands students

When:
Friday, April 21 at 3 p.m.

Where: 2675
Mapleton Ave., Boulder

“We hope that parents and their young children from
the area will join us in this wonderful story time with the commissioners,”
says Olivia Coyne, Manager for Boulder County Head Start. “Reading to a child
is the best first step in helping that child learn to read, and we love
starting children down that path.”

"Every year we do this, it's such a tremendous honor and pleasure to get to spend time with our early learners," said Commissioner Cindy Domenico. "The kids have fun, and we have such a great time being part of their educational preschool activities."

Boulder
County Head Start
is a comprehensive and unique child development program
for low income families and children with disabilities. By providing a variety
of critical services and support to help their families succeed, Boulder County
Head Start lays the groundwork to make educational success possible for their
students. The Head Start program began in 1965 during the Johnson
administration as a summer program for children in poverty entering
kindergarten. The Boulder County program began offering services that first
year, and has been helping families since.

One Book 4
Colorado
is a privately-funded program that has provided young children
with access to books, and has promoted early literacy skills since 2012. This
year they will distribute more than 75,000 books around the state. On April 17
they will reveal they book chosen for this year’s program, either What Will
We Build Today, Mouse Mess or Worms for Lunch. The books will
be available in both English and Spanish.