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First 5 Riverside and First 5 San Bernardino to host Leading Ladies for School Readiness workshops

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Workshops geared to train African American Leading Ladies to become advocates for early learning

Studies show that many of California's African American children are entering kindergarten without the basic learning and social skills that are needed to be successful in school and life. For this reason, First 5 Riverside and First 5 San Bernardino teamed up with First 5 California to bring the Leading Ladies for School Readiness program to the Inland Empire to help African American parents and caregivers better prepare their children for success in school and in life. At the workshop, leading ladies will gain a better understanding of school readiness, learn how to become effective school readiness advocates, get tips for educating parents/caregivers, and receive a free Outreach Tool Kit. The workshop is free and open to leading ladies interested in joining this important effort.

Riverside County

Where: First 5 Riverside

Address: 2002 Iowa Ave., Suite 100

Riverside, CA 92507

Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Date: Friday, May 11th

Contact: Michelle Burroughs at

(951) 248-0014

San Bernardino County

Where: First 5 San Bernardino

Address: 330 North D Street, 5th Floor

San Bernardino, CA 92415

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, May 9th

Contact: LuCretia Dowdy at

(909) 386-7706

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