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Thank You, Maya Smart!

Learn to Earn Dayton's Early Grade Literacy Collaborative was pleased to welcome author Maya Payne Smart to Dayton to discuss her book, Reading for Our Lives: A Literacy Action Plan from Birth to Six. She shared personal stories about her own experiences in understanding how children develop reading skills and provided easily accessible tips and strategies for parents to be advocates and helpers for their own child's literacy growth.

Thank you to the Iddings Foundation for their support of the Early Grade Literacy Collaborative to coordinate these critical conversations, to the Dayton Metro Library for hosting us, to Dayton Art Institute for helping welcome Maya to the Gem City, and to The Dayton Foundation's Del Mar Encore Fellow Program for matching us with two experienced educators to help support our early grade literacy initiatives.

We were honored to welcome so many parents, partners, and engaged community members to the event, with special thanks to Preschool Promise for their collaboration and the Mayor for his passion for education and attendance at the event.

In June, L2ED will kick off a book study of Reading for Our Lives for parents and educators. Stay tuned for more!


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