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Build Language
Build Literacy
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At Build Language-Build Literacy, we are raising funds and promoting initiatives to help moms grow their children's language and literacy skills before they enter school. We believe in the power of a rich language/literacy foundation that will ensure school success. Yes, you can help build your child's brain by reading and talking! Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.

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Our founder, Jeanine Holtsford, has over 30 years experience as a Speech and Language Pathologist, working with school aged children, and a passion for connecting with new moms. She is an avid reader and writer of children’s literature.

Here at Build Language-Build Literacy, we are driven by a single goal: to empower moms to give their children the best possible foundation for school success.  Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to give concrete, evidence based methods to build children’s language and literacy skills that will have lasting effects on school success, as well as fostering mother/child bonding. We are committed to getting books and training to underserved and low income populations.

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Promoting Language Skills

Our goal is to promote educational opportunities for moms in need. With access to the right resources, moms can become empowered by how they interact with their children. By increasing time spent talking and reading with your child, research shows that you can help build your child's brain! Improvement in language skills leads to improvement in your children’s learning. Boosting language skills and fostering a love of books is a proven way to help children succeed in the early years of their education. Having a variety of books available in the home is also crucial to this process.

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