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1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program

Sponsored by:  Norwood Public Schools, MA Dept. of Early Education and Care CFCE Program and Dedham Institution for Saving Foundation

Norwood Public Schools is excited to begin offering the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten  information and program to our preschool population of children.  The program is sponsored through Norwood Public Schools in partnership with Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (Coordinated family and Community Engagement Grant #237 and a generous grant from the Dedham Institution for Savings Foundation.

We often hear parents worrying about whether their child will be ready to enter kindergarten — and whether they as parents are doing enough to help their child. Although some children will need more intensive interventions, most parents can provide everything their child needs to be ready for kindergarten with one simple tool: books!

Librarians can deliver that message to parents and caregivers through the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. The 1,000 Books program is based on a simple but powerful fact: children who are read to at home are better prepared for school and continue to do well throughout their academic career. Each book a caregiver reads with his or her child provides an opportunity for early learning.

Please use record sheets below to document your progress toward your goal of 1,000 books!

For further information please contact Norwood Public Schools CFCE office at 781-440-5815 0r 781-440-5983.  Achievement certificates for benchmark levels of 100-1,000 are available to be printed here.  See below for individual certificates.  You can share the pictures on your website, facebook or family letters and emails.

Enjoy reading!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Booklet (includes instructions and listing of books)