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Residents in remote town band together to encourage youth education

Dear MSAF, Melanie, and Deb,

Thank you for helping ensure that disadvantaged families in the remote and isolated community of Baker, California have the opportunities and services needed to prepare their children for school. In Baker, there are a total of nine families and eleven children enrolled in the Early Steps to School Success Enhanced Parent-Child Group. The group meets twice a month, and activities are focused on language and pre-literacy development that promote parent-child interaction. At the end of the class, all families receive a book bag with three to four culturally and developmentally appropriate books, an activity sheet, and a calendar to track how often the parents are reading with their child.

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