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Participants at PCREP Family Fun Day 2019

ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The 2019 Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program (PCREP) Family Day of Education and Fun drew yet another record crowd. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University held the event Saturday, June 22 with more than 600 people participating.

The day highlighted family literacy, targeting children ages 4 through 9. However, the day provided activities that the whole family could enjoy. The on-site bookstore, a crowd favorite, gave children the opportunity to spend PCREP dollars (play money). Children earned the money after completing educational activities at exhibitor tables. Parents also earned PCREP dollars completing the program evaluation form. Other activities included vendors, rides, games, raffle prizes, a pony carousel, water slide, food, music and much more.

What’s it all about?

The Family Day of Education and Fun is an annual event and  lays the foundation for children to be successful throughout life. Now offered in five urban centers, PCREP teaches parents, guardians and childcare providers techniques that improve the reading level and skills of children ages 4 through 9 in five key areas:

  • phonemic awareness
  • phonics
  • vocabulary
  • comprehension
  • fluency

For more information on the Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program, visit Alabama Extension online here.

2019 Sponsors

The Family Day of Education and Fun planning committee thanks all 2019 participants, vendors, exhibitors and sponsors for making the event a success. Sponsors this year included:

  • United States Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.–Epsilon Gamma Omega Chapter
  • First Missionary Baptist Church
  • Huntsville Jaycees
  • District 6 Madison County Commissioner JesHenry Malone
  • Mike’s Merchandise
  • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
  • Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church
  • Union Hill Primitive Baptist Church
  • WEUP 103.1 FM

Get Involved Next Year

To learn how you can participate next year, contact Dorothy Brandon, an Extension consumer science specialist at (256) 372-5458 or dpb010@aces.edu. You may also contact Ronnie Humphrey, the PCREP coordinator, at (256) 536-4779 or rkh0011@aces.edu.

For a list of program activities that Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M University offers across the state, visit the Urban Extension website or Facebook page.

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