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Congresswoman Julia Brownley Reads to NfL Students

Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley visited our Neighborhood for Learning (NfL) Preschool Program at EARTHS Magnet as part of the Take 5 and Read to Kids campaign.

Julia Brownley reads to studentsTake 5 and Read to Kids is a partnership between the Ventura County Star and First 5 Ventura County to raise awareness about the importance of early childhood literacy. As part of the campaign more than 55 celebrity readers read to young children throughout Ventura County this morning.

Take 5 encourages parents and caregivers to talk, read, and sing with young children ages 0-5 to support their early language and literacy development.
Reading aloud, telling stories, and even singing builds pathways in the brain that will later be used to learn letters, read, and to think critically.

Being introduced to books in the home and reading to a child before they enter school has been shown to be the strongest predictor of school success. 

The NfL at EARTHS Magnet is a state preschool program offering morning and afternoon preschool classes for income eligible families.

At the Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning (CV NfL) the primary focus is to create an environment that promotes developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate practices; to offer an anti-biased, inclusive environment and to encourage respect for others.  This is accomplished by taking into account each child's family dynamics and by incorporating all areas of development in our approach to learning social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and creative development.

We are proud to participate in the Take 5 and Read to Kids campaign - thank you for visiting Congresswoman!

Julia Brownley with students

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