Reach Out and Read


Newport Hospital and Health Services joins 175 other medical clinics in Washington State that are helping preparing young children to succeed in school. Newport Hospital and Health Services Foundation is proud to sponsor this incredible early reading program!

Reach Out and Read is a parenting and early literacy program that helps children be ready for kindergarten by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. Doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants incorporate Reach Out and Read’s evidence-based model into well-child checkups from ages 6 months through 5 years. Medical providers give each child a developmentally and culturally appropriate children’s book to take home and keep. As they do so, they model and teach parents how to support language and literacy at home. Families leave each visit with the book and the skills to go home and read with their child, knowing how to support their development over time.

For more information about Reach Out and Read at Newport Hospital and Health Services, or if you would like to donate funds or volunteer, please contact the Foundation Office at (509) 447-2441, etx. 4373.  If you’re interested in volunteering to read to children, please visit our volunteer page and apply today!

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