February 1, 2018
The YMCA child care programs will once again participate in the Maine Department of Education’s Annual Read to Me Challenge. We are happy to be part of this statewide initiative and hope you will join us in this endeavor.
The YMCA Child Care Program and Daisy Garden Y Care are challenging staff and parents to come and read a story to our children. Simply talk to a teacher or director at one of our sites and set up a time to come and read in the classroom of your choice. We also challenge you to participate at home by reading to your children every day from Feb. 2—March 2. The hope is that the reading continues well beyond the 30 days.
We will talk about this challenge to the older children and encourage them to remind you to read to them. At the end of the challenge, each child will receive a certificate and a free book. We encourage you to bring in pictures of you reading to your child. We will have a spot designated to post both the pictures from home and the ones we take here at the center.