Secretary Wos to read to children in Raleigh as part of statewide childhood development initiative

Raleigh, N.C.

DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos will read to children at Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Facility in Raleigh as part of the statewide Week of the Young Child reading initiative on Wednesday, April 9 at 9:30 am.

The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration designated by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The purpose is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families. This weeklong celebration, from April 6-12, recognizes how the early childhood years provide the foundation for success in school and throughout life.

WHO: DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos
WHAT: Week of the Young Child reading initiative
WHERE: Jordan Child and Family Enrichment Facility
1305 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh NC 27605
WHEN: Wednesday, April 9, 9:30 am
MEDIA: Please RSVP to Kirsti Clifford at

In addition to the Secretary's event in Raleigh, Division Directors and other officials from DHHS are visiting early child care facilities across the state to read a book and spend time with the NC Pre-K children.

Other counties participating and their respective dates include:

Catawba, April 11
Cumberland, April 9
Durham, April 10
Franklin, April 10
Johnston, April 11
Mecklenburg, April 10
Moore, April 9
Pender, April 9
Union, April 9
Wake, April 9, 10, & 11
Wayne, April 10
Wilkes, April 10

For more information on location and time, contact Kirsti Clifford, Office of Communications, Department of Health and Human Services, at (919) 855-4840 or




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