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Prescription for Reading

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What is Prescription for Reading?

The Prescription for Reading program promotes early literacy and school readiness by making books and early literacy a standard part of pediatric primary care. We believe that every healthy childhood should include books and reading, and we believe that pediatric healthcare providers have a unique opportunity to deliver that message to families.

The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) of Otter Tail County is proud to be a partner with our local doctors who provide child wellness visits from birth to age 5, in this venture.  The Sanford Health locations in Perham, New York Mills, Parkers Prairie, Ottertail and Pelican Rapids and Lake Region Health Care facility locations in Fergus Falls and Battle Lake have now implemented the “Prescription for Reading” program.

How is this funded?

The Family Bingo event in Otter Tail County in November was a great success and proceeds have been utilized to for the “Prescription for Reading” program for children birth to five in Otter Tail County. The Women's Leadership organization will be holding the bingo event again on November 8th, 2015 at the VFW. 

The Women’s Leadership Council also received a generous donation from the Fergus Falls Early Childhood Initiative and private donations that helped support “Prescription for Reading.”