ERIC Number: ED469448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Ready To Read, Ready To Learn--First Lady Laura Bush's Education Initiatives.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This pamphlet presents First Lady Laura Bush's "Ready to Read, Ready to Learn Initiative," whose goals are to highlight successful early childhood programs that teach children important pre-reading and vocabulary skills; provide parents and caregivers with information to help their children learn; and help recruit and retain excellent teachers. Following a foreword by Laura Bush, the pamphlet presents an executive summary of the Ready to Read, Ready to Learn initiative; a brief summary of the initiative; a description of the White House Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development; a brief description of two programs that work (the Margaret H. Cone Head Start Center in Dallas, Texas, and the Reach Out and Read program); advice on assisting parents and caregivers in helping their children learn; ways to recruit, train, and retain the best and brightest teachers; and efforts at teacher training enrichment. (RS)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Emergent Literacy, Parent Participation, Politics of Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.