Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky will stop by the IU Northwest Child Care Center on Thursday, July 1 at 10 a.m. to read a book to the children.
D-Rep. Visclosky said he is happy to have this opportunity and is looking forward to reading to the children. He is a staunch supporter of family issues and educational opportunities for all.
"I introduced a resolution in Congress to fully fund "No Child Left Behind" and ensure the best quality education for our children. I supported funding to hire 1,600 new teachers in Indiana to reduce class sizes. I will continue to fight for first class education for all our children."
The Child Care Center offers three state-of-the-art multi-purpose classrooms that are specifically designed for children 3 to 12-years-old. With a staff trained and experienced in childcare, the center offers developmentally appropriate educational activities and games.
It is also home to the Early Literacy Academy, which is designed to raise awareness of the value of early intervention and provide programs and resources to parents and children from birth to six years of age. The academy is the research and service project of the IU Northwest's Shared Vision and offers literacy education, materials and workshops to local parents/caregivers to enrich family efforts and prepare their children for the opportunities that reading will bring.