Pam Dudding-Burch
Contributing writer

To many in the education field, teaching children to read is merely not enough. Students need to be given something that will stretch their imaginations; something that will help them make sense of their own lives and give them confidence.


Nicole Dudding, the Family Development Specialist for Headstart in Craig County, organized the monthly parents July meeting to include a special story time. One of the books that Missy Frazier, Title 1 Reading instructor at McCleary Elementary, read was Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See. The kids participated by pointing to the pictures of the animals.

The Craig County Early Headstart program shares the same vision.

Nicole Dudding, the Family Development Specialist for Headstart in Craig County, organized a July meeting to include a particular story time.

“Our monthly meetings are a requirement for the parents, and we try to either have some type of class for them or an activity for them with their children,” Dudding said before adding, “It could be from nutrition to finance, taxes, interviewing techniques, budgeting, how to classes, etc.”

One of the books that Missy…



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