This annual literacy event celebrates emerging readers with One Book One Town. Over the years we have chosen books that have themes that embrace inclusiveness, compassion, diversity and community building. Children throughout the town read the same book and create artwork that reflects the message or the book to them and their families. Downtown Branford businesses support our initiative and each year and look forward to displaying 100's of pieces of work throughout the downtown area. Over 8000 books have been given to Branford children since 2010.
Happily working in partnership with Ms. Judy's Emporium.
Made possible with financial support from the The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
"Week of the Young Child is our time to recognize the importance of early learning and early literacy, and to celebrate the teachers and policies that bring early childhood education to young children." Robin Comey, Executive Director, BECC