Children are expected to read 3 hours a week. Logs are signed by a parent and returned.
Research has shown that students who regularly read at home show an increase in their reading and reading comprehension levels. The children we serve, (low income minorities), do not own their own books. Due to the efforts of the Kappa Delta National sorority sisters, PCAT was fortunate to receive funding from Kappa Delta Kids to purchase age appropriate story books for our children to take home, allowing them to begin their own reading library.
In order to instill literacy as a value with emphasis on breaking the intergenerational cycle of non-readers, and to enable parents to play their vital role as teachers of their children, the program encourages parental/family participation with rewards given to each child who meets his or her goal of reading aloud to family members during the week. Parents are invited to partner with the program as we work as a team to educate their children.