Arizona PBS returns to Yuma with literacy workshops for parents and caregivers

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Eight returns to Yuma with its popular and effective Early Literacy workshops in January and February

PHOENIX – (Jan. 9, 2015) Eight, Arizona PBS invites residents in Yuma and the surrounding area to its upcoming Free Family Literacy Workshops designed for parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to 5 years old. Each workshop explores a different topic from brain development to storytelling skills and using media safely. Participants will have an opportunity to learn new insights in a fun and interactive way, understand key components to incorporate into any learning experience, and providing children the necessary tools and experiences to be better prepared when they start school.
Free childcare is provided for all attendees.

Eight returns to Yuma with its popular and effective Early Literacy workshops in January and February.

The new 2015 workshop series begins Jan. 13 at two locations:  the Yuma Main Library and the Fernando Padilla Community Center in San Luis.

Yuma Main Library  2951 South 21st Drive (Room A&C) Yuma, AZ 85364

Tuesdays: 5-7 pm 

January 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 10, 17

Fernando Padilla Community Center 800 E Juan Sanchez Blvd San Luis, AZ 85349

Tuesdays: 5-7 pm 

January 13, 20, 27 & February 3, 10, 17

Register online at or call 1-855-818-6613.

These workshops are made possible by a grant from First Things First.

About First Things First
Approved by Arizona voters, First Things First works to ensure that Arizona’s youngest children have access to quality early childhood experiences so they will start school healthy and ready to succeed.

Media Contact:  Colleen O’Donnell Pierce
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