The community is invited to spend some reading time at The Arc, while learning about its preschool program.
Created by the National Education Association, Read Across America Day is in its 21st year. In May 1997, a small reading task force came up with a big idea.
“Let’s create a day to celebrate reading,” the group decided. “We hold pep rallies to get kids excited about football. We assemble to remember that Character Counts. Why don’t we do something to get kids excited about reading? We’ll call it ‘NEA’s Read Across America’ and we’ll celebrate it on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.”
Thus, the largest celebration of reading this country has ever seen was born on March 2, 1998.
Last year, it was estimated that 45 million students across the county participated in Read Across America Day, and this year, The Arc of Chester County is looking forward to joining the ranks of schools that celebrate.
Community members are invited to The Arc of Chester County, located at 900 Lawrence Drive in West Chester, from 9 AM-12 PM, to join in its activities and read a book. In true Dr. Seuss fashion, participants are encouraged to wear their silliest hairstyles or pajamas for the event.
The Arc of Chester County Preschool is a fully inclusive program where children with and without disabilities learn together.
Click here for more information about the event or call 610-696-8090.