Volunteer readers sought at preschools

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:18pm

Volunteer readers sought at preschools

United Way seeks friendly, responsible people to read with young kids one-on-one at select preschools, Head Start classrooms and child care centers throughout King County through the Volunteer Readers program.

More than half of all kindergartners in the state enter school without the skills they need to be successful, according to a press release. A typical child from a low-income family enters kindergarten with a listening vocabulary of 3,000 words and a typical child of a higher income family enters with a listening vocabulary of 20,000 words, the release said.

Volunteers will commit one to two hours a week for a minimum or six months.

Locally, volunteers are needed at Petite Daycare and Preschool, 1810 N. 155th. The shifts are 9-10 a.m. Mondays, 9-10 a.m. Fridays and 4-5 p.m. Fridays.

See www.unitedwayofkingcounty.org/readers or call 206-461-3656.

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