Derry Area announces a Welcome Baby Package as a part of its continuing
Early Childhood Literacy Program. The Welcome Baby Package is for
families of newborns who reside in the Derry Area School District.
Families complete a postcard from a display found at the local pediatrician’s
office and return it to the district. Upon receiving the postcard, the
district sends a free Welcome Baby Package to the family. The package
contains information about the DASD, highlighting the Early Childhood and
Kindergarten Readiness tabs on the DASD website (pa01000192.schoolwires.net) and
includes the Building Blocks for Babies resource for parents of children ages
birth to age three, as well as a soft baby book and an adorable Tiny Trojan
bib. Pictured is a family enrolled in the program – Frank, Primrose and
Skye Denara (front) and (back) Barbie Jones (DASD Early Childhood Literacy
Liaison) and Cheryl Walters (DASD Superintendent
For additional information about the "Welcome Baby Package"
Contact: Barbie Jones
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