Today, January 19, 2021, at 12:00, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Education and Research, the collaboration protocol was signed, in order to stimulate reading in kindergartens and families, between the Ministry of Education and Research, OvidiuRo Association and the Ministry of Culture. The program is registered under the auspices of the “Educated Romania” Project, carried out by the Presidential Administration.
Following the signing, the online launch of the national program took place at 14:00 “Read me 100 stories!” The program aims to stimulate reading among children, both in kindergartens and in the family. Children will have the opportunity to participate in reading workshops and to develop their attention, vocabulary, imagination and especially motivation for learning. The program therefore contributes directly to the development of literacy and reading habits that promote learning and functional literacy, especially for children from disadvantaged and culturally isolated families.
Our goal is that, in the next five years, all public kindergartens in Romania will become Kindergartens Library, true islands of reading and culture for children. In order for a kindergarten to receive this status, its director will develop and implement, together with his team of preschool teachers, an annual reading plan dedicated to children, with weekly reading sessions, with guests to read to the little ones. OvidiuRo will offer teachers training sessions focused on literacy, focusing on how to read to children, to capture their attention and stimulate their curiosity. Kindergartens will be endowed with an important fund of printed and digital books, and children will receive books for home, to encourage reading in the family.
Partnerships in context “Read me 100 stories!” come as a natural continuation of previous joint projects, dedicated to facilitating access to quality early education for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our proposal is correlated with the vision developed within the “Educated Romania” Project, with the measures and actions to reduce early school leaving and functional illiteracy provided in the strategic documents developed for the field of education, as well as with the Fundamental Landmarks in Early Learning and Development. the child. Thus, the OvidiuRo program is a concrete solution for the development of language, communication and passion for writing and reading.
“Reducing inequity is one of the most important challenges of education. The most effective measures are those that are taken from the first years of the child’s life. That is why it is essential to ensure a quality education in nurseries and kindergartens, including supporting the family in order to be able to provide the necessary support to the children.
In the “Educated Romania” Project, both equity and early education are key areas, with specific objectives and solutions. The OvidiuRo project turns these goals into practice, instilling in children a love for reading. I congratulate the organizers for this wonderful idea! ”, He declared Children’s League, Presidential Adviser – Department of Education and Research.
“We remove barriers to education, helping preschoolers access modern ways of education, regardless of their background. Many children do not learn because of poverty, discrimination, or reduced access to learning. These children leave school before acquiring the basic skills and knowledge needed to thrive in society. Such projects will bring them closer to school and will give them the essential start in life “, stated Sorin Mihai Cîmpeanu, Minister – Ministry of Education and Research.
“We are delighted to be part of such projects that address Romania’s future. Early education is the key to an educated society, which makes the most of its resources. Without culture we lose our identity, our values and we never really evolve. The future is built today, starting from the most important resource: children. We thank OvidiuRo for capitalizing on the potential of preschoolers and for remaining on this path of involvement “, stated Bogdan Gheorghiu, Minister – Ministry of Culture.
“Long experience in grassland, where we have implemented integrated programs for vulnerable families and a wide range of workshops for children, has consistently demonstrated the power of education to transform lives and communities. Imagine your kindergarten, from anywhere in Romania, as a portal to the universe of human knowledge, with reading and culture islands, bright and comfortable spaces, the best books for children, adults and children who decipher together the secrets of books and they understand the world around them, from the linden tree in the yard to the starry sky. We want to make sure that every child, on the first day of school, will know at least 100 stories, thus having the necessary premises for learning to read and write and a solid foundation for success in life.
We are grateful to our private partners, who choose to support early education and thus contribute to the development of future generations of readers and we warmly invite all those who believe in the power of education to join us “, stated Maria Gheorghiu, President – OvidiuRo Association.
partner: Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Culture, Association with Other Words, Reading and Writing Association for the Development of Critical Thinking Romania, New Horizons Foundation.
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