WP Child Development Centers to kick off summer reading program

The Child Development Centers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base are hosting an end-of-year project celebration and will be kicking off a summer reading program on June 1.

There will be several child/parent stations, a bouncy castle, games, food and a display of children’s work samples from the year for parents to view.

Goodie bags will be handed out with items promoting the summer reading program, courtesy of the Air Force Libraries Program, Information Learning Center, Force Development Flight.

“Our goal is to reach out to as many young readers as possible,” said Tammy Sutphin, an ILC education resources technician. “The SRP is designed to keep kids reading throughout the summer. Studies such as one done by researchers at Dominican University in 2010 show that children enrolled in a SRP spend more time reading over the summer, read more confidently and are more prepared for school in the fall.”

The Education and Training Section has also coordinated with Greene County Public Library’s Bookmobile to visit all the CDC locations throughout this summer.

Adults and children can register and log their minutes read online through Beanstack, https://wright-pattersonlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365.

Readers will earn badges at various intervals of the minutes read. The data will be compiled at the end of the summer to help support future summer reading programs.

This event is open to CDC children and their families.

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