We’re just back from a Twin Counties Read to Rise Summer Learning Workshop hosted by the Down East Partnership for Children. Program providers that are caring for and providing meals to young children during the summer in Nash and Edgecombe counties heard about learning loss during summer break. They learned tips to engage parents in keeping their children learning over the summer with messages and tools found in the NCECF Summer Learning Toolkit.
Program providers from the YMCA to Head Start, the Rocky Mount Housing Authority and faith based partners participated in the second of three workshop. The Summer Learning Workshops are part of the generous support of Cummins, an engine manufacturer in Rocky Mount, to the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading in Nash/Edgecombe counties – Twin Counties Read to Rise.
Here’s what we’re hearing about the Summer Learning Toolkit:
“These are wonderful ideas, especially the materials that are provided in Spanish. Having the Spanish stickers and the reading tips is awesome! I’m using your phrase Summer Learning Ambassadors with all of our approximately 80 volunteers. They all sat a little taller at orientation yesterday.”
Mary Ellen Good, Seaside United Methodist Church
“We had 19 people attend our Summer Learning Summit this morning. It went well, and most will incorporate the tips in their communications. Comments about the quality of the toolkit were very favorable.”
Lynn Thompson , Director of Library and Information Technology Services, Town of Southern Pines Public Library
If you’re using the Summer Learning Toolkit, let us know your thoughts.