WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, Friday, April 17, Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) will participate in "Week of the Young Child," with a book reading to preschoolers in Montgomery County.
The visit to the Narberth Center will highlight Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child initiative, which in its 10th year continues to collaborate with organizations across the state to stress the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers. During his visit to the center, Congressman Fattah will read the program's 2015 book selection, Number One Sam, written and illustrated by Pennsylvania author and illustrator Greg Pizzoli.
Through 19 centers in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, Montgomery Early Learning Centers serve over 1,900 early childhood and school age children, which includes Early Head Start, Head Start, Pre-K Counts, and subsidy programs. The Narberth Center provides high quality education and care for children ages six weeks to five years through infant, toddler, pre-school, and pre-k classrooms.
Congressman Fattah continues to be a leading education advocate in Congress, pushing for increased funding for early education around the country. He is the sponsor of the Student Bill of Rights which advocates for increased opportunities for early childhood education. He was also responsible for the formation of the Equity and Excellence Commission and served as a co-chair of the National Summit on America's Children.
For more information about the PA One Book, Every Young Child project, visit http://www.paonebook.org.
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah