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Kalamazoo County is Ready to Read!

Sep 19, 2016 10:13:02 AM


Kalamazoo, MI –

Kalamazoo is excited to welcome back acclaimed author and early childhood expert, Dr. Robert Needlman! Dr. Needlman is a leading pediatrician, professor and author. He is the cofounder of the Reach Out and Read literacy program, which now helps millions of children grow up loving books. Neeldman is also a widely-featured speaker on early learning, literacy and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In addition to being the revising co-author of Dr. Spock'sBaby and Child Care, 8th and 9th editions, he is the author of Dr. Spock's Baby Basics and writes for

Dr. Needlman will be in Kalamazoo October 6 and 7 for the following events:

Early Literacy Professional Development
Thursday, October 6, 1pm - 4pm
Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education
7 Healthcare Plaza, Kalamazoo
Free event; open to the public, register online.
Call 269-553-7876 for more information. 

Calling all early childhood educators and caregivers! Join us for an afternoon of professional development with keynote speaker Dr. Robert Needlman, co-founder of the national Reach Out and Read Program. Features break-out sessions including information and activities on how to promote the importance of early literacy with your clients. Certificate of completion included. 

Pediatric Grand Rounds
Friday, October 7, 8am
Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education
7 Healthcare Plaza, Kalamazoo
Free event; open to the public

Continuing Professional Education: Dr. Robert Needlman will present at WMED Pediatric Grand Rounds and will speak about the importance of promoting early childhood literacy during pediatric appointments. 

Dr. Needlman's visit is in partnership with Great Start Collaborative Kalamazoo County, Reach out and Read, Kalamazoo Public Library, KC Ready4s and Ladies' Library Association.


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