Partnership for Children Provides Active Reading Workshops

In June, the Partnership for Children of Johnston County (PFCJC) provided 3 workshops on Active Reading. The two-part workshop for parents with children 2 to 5 years old, offered at their Selma and Benson locations, were presented in both English and Spanish. Each family participating in the program received two free books after each workshop.

Monique Boyd, a parent attending the workshop stated, “It is important to instill a love of reading in my children and I want my kids to see and understand as many books as possible.”

Active Reading combines decades of research into the things that adults can do while reading with children. These techniques have the greatest potential to raise children who have strong beginning reading skills and are ready to learn when entering kindergarten. Active Reading workshops engage adults and children in enjoyable reading experiences that develop over time. At the core of the workshops are the ABCs of Active Reading: Ask questions, Build vocabulary, and Connect to the child’s world. The workshops are implemented in two 60-minute sessions and include a 15-minute segment for parents to practice the skills they learn with their children.

To participate in any of the programs offered by the Partnership for Children, call 919-202-0002.



The Partnership for Children of Johnston County is a non-profit organization. For 20 years, the Partnership has worked to improve the safety, health and emotional well-being of young children by enhancing the quality of childcare and supporting strong families. The Partnership works collaboratively to improve the quality of early childhood education and school readiness for all of Johnston County’s children.

Together we can improve the economic sustainability of Johnston County by ensuring that its future workforce is prepared for success in school and life. To find out more about the programs and services offered by the Partnership for Children, please call 919-202-0002.