Frantz Nursery:
Sowing The Seeds of Early Learning

What do farmers, funders, faith leaders and librarians all have in common? They are all champions for early learning! Frantz NurseryCongregations Building Community (CBC)Stanislaus County Library and Stanislaus Community Foundation joined forces on October 2nd to promote early literacy in the field!  Olga Cardenas from the County Library and Homero Mejia from CBC presented to 150 employees on the importance of reading to children and offered tips for how to incorporate more reading in the home. Stanislaus Community Foundation provided free Spanish children's books and employees  registered for new library cards. Frantz Nursery staff also created a new 'tiny library' in the main office to ensure that employees have regular access to children's books on site. This type of cross-sector coordination is exactly what Stanislaus READS! is all about. Thank you Frantz Nursery for showing us how businesses can play such a powerful role in early learning!

Mark your calendars! The 2016 Stanislaus READS! stakeholder convening will be on Monday, March 21st from 3-5pm at the Martin Petersen Event Center in Modesto. Join us as we report on initiative progress, lessons learned in the field, and priorities for 2016. More details to follow.
White House Virtual Summit to Address Chronic Absence
Every Student, Every Day E-Summit is occurring November 12, 2015, 11:00 AM - 12:30PM PST. John Hopkins researcher, Bob Balfanz and Attendance Works Director, Hedy Chang will provide strategies for improving attendance, family outreach, student incentives and more! Interested in attending this virtual summit? Register here.
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