It’s never too early to harness the power of reading.

It’s never too early to harness the power of reading. INMED’s Moms and Babies class encourages mothers of babies and toddlers to set aside time each day to read together. “It doesn’t matter how small the baby, the act of reading is so important to social, emotional and intellectual development,” says Nora Lobos, a Family Support Worker at INMED’s Family and Youth Opportunity Center.

A recent study by researchers at the University of Kansas found that children whose parents don’t read aloud to them came out worst in language tests, and by age two lagged behind their contemporaries by up to six months. This early learning gap also led to academic deficits for years to come.

We welcome donations of bilingual books for our babies and after-school students. Check out our Amazon Wish List for some ideas and give the gift of reading to our kids! https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/37IH0LBES0QN2/ref=cm_sw_su_w

For more information on INMED’s child-development and family education programs, contact Cecilia Diaz-Yap at cdiaz-yap@inmed.org.

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Health Families Loudoun is on the “Dean’s List” of accreditation agency Healthy Families Virginia (HFV)

The results are in, and INMED Healthy Families Loudoun is on the “Dean’s List” of Healthy Families Virginia (HFV), a nationally recognized evidence-based home visiting program model and accreditation agency. Our Loudoun team exceeded HFV’s requirements in all categories on its FY 2016 evaluation report card. Healthy Families Virginia is a member of Healthy Families America, a flagship program of Prevent Child Abuse America, a nationally recognized home visitation model to identify and prevent child abuse and neglect. Healthy Families Loudoun has consistently ranked in the top 10 Healthy Families programs in Virginia for more than 11 years.

For more about Healthy Families Loudoun, contact Maria Vasquez at 703-729-4951. #healthychildren   #healthyfamilies  #preventchildabuse