Giving young readers a Strong Start to literacy

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It was supposed to be a simple photo-op. But outgoing Retired Teachers of Ontario District 12 Norfolk president Margaret Payne couldn’t restrain herself. “The program works,” the retired principal interjected in the final set-up for the cheque presentation. “It’s truly wonderful.” The cheque in question represented a $4,000 contribution from the organization’s Project Service to Others Committee to the Norfolk County component of the Strong Start to Reading program.

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A local literacy program called Strong Start gives a friendly — and crucial — boost to young children who are struggling with their reading By Renée Francoeur “Mama bear, I want a hug,” a little … Continued