- Bookbag distribution through Rock County Human Services
- Book giveaways at community and school district events
- National Night Out
- Westgate Corridor Block Party
- Rock County Baby Shower
- Kindergarten Registration
- Read, Talk, Play Kits to be distributed at birth through SSM Health and Mercy Hospitals
- Rattle Drive
*Both projects are currently in the planning stage. Once funding is secured, the Task Force will order and assemble kits for distribution.
- Read, Talk, Play Groups
Partnership with Rock County Human Services Bags are delivered to Rock County families during the initial visit by a Rock County Human Services caseworker. Caseworkers go through the Caregiver Visit Checklist sharing the importance of reading, taking and playing with their children and the impact these activities have on brain and language development. Caseworkers also model how to read with child(ren).
Each Bookbag costs $20.00 to assemble and contains the following items:
- 5 - 6 age appropriate books (birth - 6-years-old)
- Information packet for caregivers
Partnership with Mercy and SSM Health Systems
Read, Talk, Play Kits will be distributed by both Mercy and SSM Health in Janesville to all mothers giving birth at their facilities (approx 1,500 births per year). Nursers/Volunteers will share information with parents regarding the importance language plays in brain development, especially during the first three years of life. These early literacy kits contain teaching points, books, and tools to guide parents in reading, talking and playing with their child in order to promote healthy brain development right from the start.
- Developmental Tips Ring
- Parent Education Resources
|Bag with logo||$3.00 each||1500||$4,500|
|Boardbooks||$2.50 each (2 per bag)||3000||$7,500|
|Love Your Baby card ring||$9.47 Each (with 35% discount)||1500||$14,610|
|Folder with tip sheets||.50||1500||$750|
|Bib with Logo||$4.00 each||1500||$6,000|
|$21.74 per bag||$36,360|