Gov. Healey supports early childhood literacy program

(The Daily Item)

Gov. Maura Healey visited Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) to learn about the Reach Out and Read program, which aims to promote early childhood literacy and language development among pediatric patients during well child visits from birth to 5-years-old.

“Investing in early childhood literacy is essential for the success of our children. Evidence-based literacy learning programs like Reach Out and Read play a crucial role in fostering a love for reading and language development among young learners,” Healey said.

“We were honored to have Governor Healey and other distinguished guests visit our center and witness firsthand the impactful work of our staff, “ LCHC CEO Brenda Rodriguez said. “At LCHC we treat the whole child, and we are so proud to be one of the early partners of the program, dating back to 1996, with over 5,000 books given out each year.”

“We at Reach Out and Read deeply value our partnership with the Lynn Community Health Center, a pivotal ally in our mission towards health equity and early childhood success,” Reach Out and Read (Northeast) Executive Director Alex Chu said. 

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