Book Donations (see website) or Monetary donations to procure books for our Tustin Clinics and / or our clinics that serve Tustin families. Reach Out and Read© is a national program which prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encouraging families to read together. This early-literacy program focuses on children Birth – 5 years old, trains and supports medical providers who give books to children at well-exams, and provides advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud. Reach Out and Read® builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop essential early literacy skills in young children via the existing healthcare infrastructure.
During regular pediatric check-ups, pediatricians, family physicians and nurse practitioners give new, developmentally-appropriate books to children and advise parents about the importance of reading aloud every day with their children.