ERIC Number: ED480622
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Preparing Children To Read and Learn: An Education Initiative of Laura Bush.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Noting that teaching reading is one of the Bush Administration's top domestic priorities, this pamphlet introduces the Ready to Read, Ready to Learn education initiative of First Lady Laura Bush. The goals of the initiative are to ensure that all young children are ready to read and learn when they enter their first classroom, and to ensure that children have well-trained, qualified teachers, especially children whose families are impoverished. The pamphlet provides information on the initiative's activities in the following areas: (1) highlighting successful early childhood programs with prereading and vocabulary activities such as Reach Out and Read; (2) assisting parents and caregivers in helping their children learn, including the "Healthy Start, Grow Smart" magazine series and publications detailing prereading/reading activities for parents or prereading/reading instruction for teachers; and (3) recruiting, training, and retaining excellent teachers, including the New Teacher Project, Teach For America, Troops to Teachers, and the Transition to Teaching program. Also included in the pamphlet is information on the White House Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development and on the White House Conference on Preparing Tomorrows Teachers. (Contains 21 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Federal Programs, Labor Turnover, Mentors, Reading Readiness, School Readiness, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Young Children
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: Produced in conjunction with the White House Office of Laura Bush.