Friday, March 5, 2010

HU Child Dev. Center Celebrates Read Across America

HU Child Development Center Celebrates Read Across America

Teachers and students at Hampton University’s Child Development Center celebrated the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America program on March 2 at 11 a.m. with two guest celebrity readers.

The HU Child Development Center welcomed Fort Monroe Garrison Commander Col. Anthony D. Reyes, HU Class of 1984 and Ms. Nell Crawford, HU assistant vice president for business affairs, as celebrity guest readers. The two read books to the children and sign autographs, including "Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?" by Dr. Seuss. The NEA's Read Across America, the nation's largest celebration of reading with an estimated 45 million readers across the nation, falls annually on or around the beloved children's author's birthday of March 2.

"Reading is a part of our everyday lives and a celebration such as this offers the children exposure to persons with successful careers who value reading," said Constance Goode, director of the HU Child Development Center. "Col. Reyes and Ms. Crawford gave their time to show that lots of people care about the importance of reading."

Ms. Nell Crawford read to the two year olds.

Col. Anthony Reyes read to the three to five year olds.

Col. Reyes with the Child Development Center.

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