Carrie Myers - Ontario Early
Pigeon introduced Carrie Myers would was representing
the Ontario Early Years Centers. These Centers have been
established to provide support for 1-6 year old children
and their parents during those early developmental
years. Resources include information, resources and
professional advice. Resource centers are located in
most major centers throughout Chatham-Kent.
Carrie is an early years literary specialist. She
co-ordinates with the Community and Social Services
Dept. of the Municipality, the Prism Centre, both school
boards and C-K Integrated Children’s services to provide
reading opportunities to young children. Carrie prepares
informational material, train the trainer programs, and
facilitates literacy programs. She noted that reading
aloud to a child is one of the best ways to develop
in books and that child should be reading 3 books a day.
She is very involved in Literacy Day, which takes place
Jan 27. her organization provides a “reading tent” a
festivals and functions to encourage parents to sit down
and read with their children. They also have a “Toy
Tour” program that makes toys available to less
fortunate children with in C-K.
receive funds from a number of sources but she is always
in need of donations to support ongoing and future
programs. She requested that Rotary consider a donation
as her program very well aligns with Rotary’s “Literary
Angels” program. She noted that educational toys are
also very much appreciated should members which to
Cordeiro thanked Carrie for her talk and presented her
with a book “26 Big Things for Little Hands” that
will be donated to the C-K Library under Carries name.