The Village daycare celebrates “Read Across America Day” 2021


Jeff Helsel

Ashley Roth, director, wears The Cat-in-the-Hat costume to read the popular children’s book to toddlers at The Village in California, Pa. March 2, 2021

Cal Times

Teachers, staff and children – from toddlers to Pre-K – celebrated national “Read Across America” day at the Village Early Childhood Education Center in California, Pa. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

The annual event, founded by the National Education Association, honors the importance and power of reading.

Children in Miss Darcy’s room gather around as Ashley Roth, director, presents a reading of “The Cat In The Hat,” a classic book by “Dr. Suess,” Theodore Seuss Geisel.  (Jeff Helsel)
Madison, a young toddler at The Village, samples a “Cat In The Hat” kabob.
Children in the Pre-K room are presented with a fun challenge to build a stack of cups to resemble the “Cat’s” signature red and white colored hat.