Reach Out and Read Carolinas

Reach Out and Read Carolinas trains health care providers to engage and educate parents about how and why to make language and bonding around a book part of their daily lives. Practitioners prescribe books to children at wellness check-ups beginning at birth to age five, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty, so families can implement their “prescription to read” daily.

In Wake County, six practices participate in this program, changing the way parents interact with their children daily around language and literacy while preparing children for lifelong success.

NEXT STEP

Interested in this program? Please use the Reach Out and Read Carolinas online contact form to get in touch.

MANAGING AGENCY

Reach Out and Read Carolinas is the managing agency for participating clinics and hospitals in North and South Carolina. Wake County Smart Start funds and purchases books for six practices in Wake County.

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