‘Ready Kids, Smart Cities’ Slated

First 5 Alameda County is hosting a short presentation and moderated discussion facilitated by Catherine Atkin, President of Preschool California. The discussion will take place on Oct. 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., in downtown Oakland.

Atkin plans to lead a discussion with project teams from five cities (Alameda, Berkeley, Hayward, Oakland, and Union City) about how family-centered school readiness programs at libraries and recreation centers have successfully reached previously underserved families and supported children’s Kindergarten readiness in low-income multilingual neighborhoods.

The discussion will include plans for sustaining services after funding and consultation through the First 5 Alameda County Neighborhood Partnership project end in June 2013.

Patrick Russi, Recreation Supervisor, Alameda Recreation and Park Department has been invited to attend, along with Eva Volin, Supervising Children’s Librarian, Alameda Free Library.

Janet Levaux