UT Tyler Seeking Participants for "Born to Read" Program




The University of Texas at Tyler announced that it is seeking participants for the third year of the “Born to Read” literacy program, which promotes early childhood literacy in East Texas.

“The purpose of this program is to encourage children’s early language and literacy skills, while also helping parents understand their critical role as their child’s first and most valuable teacher,” said Dr. Kouider Mokhtari, UT Tyler Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Professor of Literacy Education.

“We provide parents with training and an initial tool kit of books and resources that help and encourage them to raise children as readers,” said Dr. M. Sathyamoorthy, UT Tyler professor of mechanical engineering, who has coordinated support for the program from the Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club.

The Born to Read program is designed for expectant mothers, parents and legal guardians of children up to three years old. The program is free to the first 25 participants who register by Monday, September 30. Participants will be involved in the program through June 30, 2020.

Other program sponsors include Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and UT Tyler K-16 Literacy Center.

To register or for more information, contact Azalia Perez, aperez18@patriots.uttyler.edu or call (903) 566-7016.

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