Reach Out and Read
Engage in Childhood Literacy
The Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Pediatric office is officially a designated Reach Out and Read location.
School readiness and early childhood literacy is an important matter and not a new concept. What is new, is the unique approach Reach Out and Read takes to ensure our children and families are engaged in early literacy skills. Reach Out and Read is a nationally known, evidence-based program endorsed by the American Pediatric Association that promotes literacy as a standard part of pediatric primary care. A big part of the Reach Out and Read program involves training doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud to their children. The program also facilitates giving books to children at pediatric well-child visits, with a special focus on children in impoverished families.
You can help Reach Out and Read by making a gift. Your gift will be used to purchase books that specifically align with the Reach Out and Read curriculum. Books are new, developmental appropriate, and selected to help foster success in reading and learning.
For questions please call our foundation office at 231.845.2233 or to make an offline donation, mail it to:
Reach Out and Read Program
Spectrum Health Foundation Ludington Hospital
Ludington, MI 49431.