Hiawatha hosts literacy event

KIRKLAND – On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Hiawatha District 426 and 4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care collaborated to present a literacy evening titled, “Drop Everything and Read!”

Jodie Thunder, 4-C parenting consultant, and Laurel Slack, pre-K teacher at Hiawatha Elementary, teamed up to provide a fun-filled night of read-aloud stories, finger plays, storytelling and a pizza dinner. The literacy night was funded through 4-C and aimed to serve families in the Kirkland community with children ages birth to 3. Children attending Hiawatha Elementary’s pre-K program were also invited to attend.

4-C and the Hiawatha pre-K program both strive to provide high-quality early learning opportunities as well as parent education and support. Both programs hope to collaborate to host another family night in the spring for the Kirkland community and its youngest residents.

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