The Kansas Center for the Book has partnered with the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) for Kansas Reads to Preschoolers for three years. At a KPIRC partners meeting September 16 a Governor’s Proclamation was announced designating October as Parent Involvement Month. Roy Bird, Director of the Kansas Center for the Book, was present for this exciting meeting. The press release about Parent Involvement Month supports the efforts of 2009 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers…About Fitness!, featuring Wiggle by Doreen Cronin, November 15-21, 2009.
Quoting from the press release: ”Parents took center stage at the statewide Kansas Parent Information Resource Center (KPIRC) State Board meeting on Wednesday, September 16, as Jane Groff, Director, unveiled the Governor’s Proclamation declaring October as Parent Involvement Month. The KPIRC state board met to recognize and celebrate parents as a child’s first and most important teacher, and to encourage parent involvement in a child’s learning from birth through high school…”
“The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center is a project of Kansas Families and Schools Together, Inc. (KFAST) and funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide parent involvement and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) resources, training, and technical assistance to parents, educators, schools, and organizations. For additional information regarding parent involvement and to obtain free resources and/or inquire about training or technical assistance from the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center, please go to www.kpirc.org or call toll-free: 1-866-711-6711 or local: 785-783-2975.”
As part of its partnering with KCFB for 2009 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, KPIRC has produced 500 kits using Wiggle in both English and Spanish, plus tools and streamers, all in a convenient preschooler-sized bookbag to distribute to child care facilities and preschools around the state. Join KPIRC and KCFB as Kansas Reads to Preschoolers…About Fitness!