ENSURING CHILDHOOD LEARNING BEGINS ON DAY ONE
Books for Babies shares the importance of reading to newborns with parents, because the benefits are big: improved cognitive, social and emotional development and the development of language, problem-solving and early reading skills. Hearing parents read encourages babies to use their voice and helps them build communication skills, while the stories parents read stimulate their baby's imagination and creativity.
We partner with the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, the Westmoreland Hospital Auxiliary, Excela Health - Westmoreland Hospital and Uniontown Hospital to get books and important resources into the hands of parents.
Volunteers pack child development materials and a book for newborns into care packages, which are delivered to the families of every newborn in our local hospitals.
Last year, 1,200 families received Books for Babies care packages at Excela Health - Westmoreland Hospital and nearly 900 families received care packages at Uniontown Hospital.