Local Reporter Helps Bright Horizons at Village Place Celebrate Jumpstart's "Read for the Record"

It’s not every day that a local television personality stops by a Bright Horizons Child Care Center. But on October 3rd, the children and teachers at Village Place Bright Horizons welcomed Eric Parker, a television reporter with WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut.

Eric helped the children celebrate “Read for the Record,” a Jumpstart national campaign that takes place one time each year when millions of children come together to celebrate literacy and promote the importance of early childhood education.

Upon his arrival at the Center, Eric was greeted by several Kindergarten Prep children who lead him to the Movement Matters zone, where the rest of the Kindergarten Prep and preschool children were waiting. Knowing that Eric wakes up very early in the morning to get to the TV station, the kids had made him a snack and also gave him a special book for his two-year-old son.

Then, it was story time! Everyone gathered around to listen as Eric read this year’s Read for the Record book, Otis, to the children at Village Place Bright Horizons. In 2012, Read for the Record engaged nine million children and raised more than eight million dollars for early education programs. These children were thrilled to participate in 2013 and can’t wait to see if they broke a new record!

The pictures, below, highlight Eric’s trip to Village Place Bright Horizons.