Oct. 28, 2005
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW education students provide professional
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Six master’s of reading literacy
students from Mississippi University for Women recently
provided professional development training for 68 local
Young’s Daycare, United Christian Child Development
Center and Crawford Love-n-Learn Center hosted these
training sessions. Other participants included Kidz R
Us, Sal’s Daycare, Sandcastle Nursery and Learning
Center as well as Stewart’s Nursery and Learning Center.
The training workshops stemmed from a partnership with
MUW assistant professor Monica Riley and Brenda
Pritchett, access librarian, at the Columbus-Lowndes
The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library received the
Viburnum Family Literacy Grant, which initiated Project
C.H.I.L.D, Caregivers Help Influence Literacy
Development therefore creating the partnership.
Undergraduate as well as graduate students also have
been visiting local daycares to read to children as a
part of Project C.H.I.L.D. Undergraduate students will
continue this program once a month.