PRIME TIME Preschool introduces young children and their families to the humanities and to literature through age-appropriate storytelling and literary exploration via center-based play. A trained preschool facilitator reads and leads a group discussion of beautifully illustrated and award-winning children’s books which include classic stories as well as new tales that promote reading and school readiness, then leads the children and their parents through center-based activities based on the text that encourage increased comprehension and critical thinking. The program models strategies that encourage meaningful at-home reading behavior between parents/caregivers and their young children.
Sessions take place for 90 minutes each week for 6 weeks in schools ( public and charter), Head Start centers, early childcare centers, library branches, and community centers. The audience includes parents/caregivers and their 3- to 5-year-old children.