MANCHESTER — Northshire Day School recently received a $500 grant from the Children’s Literacy Foundation to expand its reading and writing program with the goal of connecting kids to their communities while building a love of literacy. Books were distributed at the NDS Family Picnic on Aug. 31.
“This recent grant provides books centered around social skills, emotions, and hope to promote resiliency during a complex time and highlight the importance of early literacy. It brought us great joy to gift children books at our family picnic,” said NDS Executive Director Laurie Metcalfe.
Early literacy skills are one of the strongest indicators of a child’s future success. The Revive your Literacy Programming and Community Building grants provide access to high-quality reading materials that meet children’s interests and give families, schools, libraries, and programs the tools they need to encourage literacy skills.
CLiF is an important and meaningful partner to Northshire Day School. The foundation promotes early literacy and makes reading accessible and fun for the childcare center’s children and families. Previous grants provided special author events and expanded the center’s library of books on diversity and inclusion.
The Children’s Literacy Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire a love of reading and writing among children up to age 12 throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. Since 1998, CLiF has served 250,000 low-income, at-risk, and rural children in 400 communities across every region of the Twin States.