S.393 - Prescribe A Book Act

A bill to aid and support pediatric involvement in reading and education. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: A bill to aid and support pediatric involvement in reading and education. as introduced.
  • Popular: Prescribe A Book Act as introduced.
  • Short: Prescribe A Book Act as introduced.

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02/17/11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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John Reed

D-RI

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Official Summary

Prescribe A Book Act - Creates a Pediatric Early Literacy program under which the Secretary of Education awards matching grants to nonprofit organizations for the implementation of three-part models through which: (1) health care providers encourage parents to read aloud to their children a

Official Summary

Prescribe A Book Act - Creates a Pediatric Early Literacy program under which the Secretary of Education awards matching grants to nonprofit organizations for the implementation of three-part models through which:
(1) health care providers encourage parents to read aloud to their children and offer them recommendations and strategies for doing so;
(2) health care providers give each visiting child between the ages of six months and five-years a new, developmentally appropriate children's book to take home and keep; and
(3) volunteers reading to children in health care facility waiting areas show parents the techniques and pleasures of reading aloud to children. Requires that the books provided to children under the program be obtained at a discount.

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Organizations Supporting S.393

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Reach Out and Read
  • International Reading Association
  • National Center for Family Literacy
  • Ounce of Prevention Fund

Organizations Opposing S.393

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