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Strategy Name: Early literacy intervention birth to age 8

Strategy Statement:  The Lee County Family Connection Collaborative will focus on multi-generational approach to early intervention coupled with family engagement to increase early literacy intervention birth to age 8.

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Books for Kids Book Club is a grass roots program in partnership with the Lee County Retired Educators.

Each month, selected students at Head Start, Lee County Pre-K, Kinchfoonee Primary and Lee County Primary participate in book club, bulding relationships with our book club volunteers while building their home library.

More than 150 books are distributed each month.

Family Literacy Nights is a program provided for our families receiving Backpack Blessings.

On 7 Friday nights throughout the school year, our families gather at the Leesburg Library for family dinner.

Following dinner, the children receive literacy intruction from LCHS students who are part of the Teaching as a Profession Pathway, under the guidance of Ms. Danielle Whitaker.

Our Lee County Retired Educators volunteer to assist throughout the evening, culiminating with each student selecting a new book for their home library.

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