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Meet Jamie

Jamie may just be a few months old, but like too many children from low-income families, she will begin school already far behind. Since Jamie is less likely to be read or spoken to regularly or have access to books, high-quality daycare, and prekindergarten programs, she will be two times more likely to experience developmental […]

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Family Literacy Nights Foster Parent Engagement in Dyersville

Family literacy nights have become a key strategy for the Dyersville Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Initially, family literacy nights were created to give area providers a platform to share resources, provide information about the importance of reading aloud, and encourage parents to create an environment at home where reading is fun and a part of […]

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Dubuque Receives All-America City Award for Efforts to Improve Early Literacy

Dubuque has received the prestigious All-America City Award (AAC Award) for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success. Dubuque was one of just 15 communities nationwide to receive the award from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the National Civic League, which created the […]

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Summer Reading List for Kids: 20 Staff Favorites

This week, staff at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque (CFGD) celebrated the upcoming arrival of my first child with a reading list of childhood favorites. These titles have touched the lives of my coworkers and their families and are sure to bring new laughs, new adventures, and new tears to your living room this […]

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New View Head Start Celebrates Young Children Every Day

During the Week of the Young Child this week, the Dubuque Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is highlighting a few local partners doing their part to provide quality early childhood education and care to the young people in our community. New View Head Start is one of those partners who celebrates young children all year long […]

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Celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 24-28

Research tells us that a child’s earliest years are some of the most important in shaping their learning and development. We also know that children from low-income households are less likely to be read to or spoken to regularly or have access to books, literacy-rich environments, high-quality early care, and pre-kindergarten programs. These interactions are […]

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