FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2009
Contact: Lakeydra Walls
MUW’s Center for Creative Learning host summer reading program
Columbus, Miss. - The Wicker Center at MUW and the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library will host a series of parent workshops at the Columbus, Crawford and Artesia libraries.
Dr. Suzanne Bean, director of the Wicker Center and professor of education at MUW said, "We are happy that the Center for Creative Learning can partner with another community agency, the Columbus-Lowndes Library, to offer this exciting workshop for area parents.”
The first workshop will be held on June 18 starting at 6 p.m. at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library. The second workshop will be held July 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Crawford Public Library and the third workshop is scheduled for Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Artesia Public Library. The one-hour workshops are available for the parents of pre-K through eighth grade children and will include free dinner and childcare.
An advocate for children’s education and the improvement of reading skills Bean said reading is an important skill that affects one's ability to learn and parents are critical to the success of their children improving reading skills.
“This is an innovative project that we hope all parents of pre-K through eighth grade students will attend," she added.
Parents who plan to attend the workshops are encouraged to call (662) 241-6101 with the number of members in their party.
The Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning was established in 2004 and is funded by a congressionally directed grant through the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the center is to provide research, service and learning opportunities for children, K - 12 teachers and adults in communities across the state of Mississippi and beyond. For more information about the center and workshops, visit www.muw.edu/ccl.