The six-week initiative will promote literacy to parents and their children through interesting stories about history and culture. Once a week, community leaders will read the stories to participating children, and through those stories, encourage positive character traits, said Thomas Williams, WAPECEP project coordinator.
The Washington Addition Early Childhood Education Project is funded by the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation and provides a comprehensive approach to early intervention for children and families. It involves a multi-disciplinary approach to address the various domains of human development.
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