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Starling Agency and the amazing teachers at Blossoming Buds Preschool are teaming up to support Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program.

Page Ahead strives to improve the reading and language skills of at-risk children in our region. Page Ahead collaborates with local elementary schools, tutoring programs, tribal libraries, migrant centers, homeless shelters, teen parenting programs, and preschool programs such as Head Start.

Page Ahead operates on one simple and astounding fact: being read to as a child is the foremost predictor of academic success in childhood. If a child can read at grade level by 3rd grade, they will continue to read at grade level throughout their academic career. A child who succeeds in school is more likely to thrive beyond graduation. Succeeding begins with reading!

On behalf of Page Ahead, Starling Agency and Blossoming Buds are collecting books to help provide families and communities with reading materials for children, literacy support for families, and resources for communities.

Thank you Page Ahead, and Blossoming Buds Preschool, for your dedication to the success of children in our community!


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