The goal of EPIC-Pueblo’s preschool program is for each child to start kindergarten with a vocabulary of over 3,000 words. Reading to a child for 15 minutes every day is encouraged and has proven to be a successful element in a child achieving that 3,000 word milestone. The preschool program currently has over 25 volunteer readers in 56 classrooms in 17 schools reading to over 1,200 students each month.
Each student is given a copy of the book being read to keep for their own. Over the course of a nine month school year, EPIC will distribute almost 11,000 books to children free of charge. Take a look at a recent EPIC book reading of “Me and Annie Mcphee”; we know you’ll love it.
Don’t forget to share this video with any friends and family that have preschoolers. 🙂