Thanks to the United Way of Northern Arizona, the Flagstaff Y Preschool has received additional funds for Early Literacy Enrichment. These grants are provided to enhance children’s literacy through activities in the focus areas of professional development and/or curriculum development.

The Y preschool teachers will develop language and literacy centers, exposing students to a variety of developmental tools. Looking to spark an interest in language and reading, the additional tools will support not only students, but provide resources for staff and parents. Staff will educate parents about the importance of early literacy development and offer resources to incorporate language activities at home.

Additional materials purchased with the grant will assist staff in documenting letter knowledge, storytelling, vocabulary development and phonological awareness. Staff will highlight a child’s grown in a variety of areas utilizing student portfolios. This information will help improve the parents’ understanding of language and literacy development.

For more information about the Flagstaff YMCA preschool, contact us today.