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

Born to Read is designed for expectant mothers, parents and legal guardians of children up to 3 years old. The program starts in October 2020 and runs through May 2021. There is a $25 registration fee per family. Discounts may be given for documented financial need.

“Research indicates that a child’s success in school is determined long before he or she reaches the classroom,” said Dr. Kouider Mokhtari, UT Tyler K-16 Literacy Center director. “You are your child’s first teacher, and the Born to Read program gives parents the resources they need to raise a lifelong reader.”

To register or for more information, contact Betty Rose, brose@uttyler.edu or 903.566.7016.

Program sponsors include Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club, Carousel Publishing and UT Tyler K-16 Literacy Center.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered to nearly 10,000 students. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News and World Report as a National University, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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