Every Child Deserves a Story
“Every Child Deserves a Story” is the core of OvidiuRo’s efforts to provide a foundation for literacy in preschool so children are ready to learn to read when they enter primary school, regardless of their parents’ level of literacy.
“Every Child Deserves A Story” (Fiecare Copil Merita o Poveste) expands children’s vocabularies and improves their language skills by enriching the kindergarten and home literacy environment in rural and impoverished urban communities, by:
(1) Providing language and communication development trainings to preschool teachers;
(2) Equipping teachers with quality educational materials to use in their daily class activities;
(3) Equipping classrooms with ‘Kinder-Libraries’: ready-made reading corners consisting of a child-friendly bookcase and a selection of high-quality age-appropriate and curriculum-related books;
(4) Giving ‘My First Book’ to preschool children in rural areas to write their name in and share with their families.
The program launched by OvidiuRo in September 2018 had been implemented in one or more comune in every Romanian county by July 2020.