HCHRA hosted Family Literacy Night and the event was a huge success. Approximately 424 families of children enrolled in Head Start came out for the event which was created to promote parent participation and encourage community literacy.
Families returned to Head Start classrooms with their children to experience an evening of fun learning activities related to the children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.” The book is about a boy who shares a cookie with a hungry mouse, and that one act creates a chain of events that lead to an endless stream of demands from the mouse that leave the boy worn out in the end. The book teaches concepts of sequencing, cause and effect, and self-sufficiency. Parents and children worked together to complete math and literacy exercises inspired by the concepts and lessons revealed in the book.
Interim Children’s Services Director Dr. Twana Mallard stated, “We saw the children exhibit an increasing excitement in regards to math and literacy. We saw families develop greater awareness of ways to assist their children in learning. Families saw their children learning, and children saw their families’ support in their learning and school environment. It was a wonderful experience.”
For more information on Head Start programs and services, please call 601.923.3930 or go to www. ITFrontdesk.com to register.