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Rancho Santiago Community College District Board of Trustees Gives the Gift of Reading to Preschool Students on December 13


As the holidays approach, children everywhere are writing lists of the gifts they want. Something besides the latest action figure or robotic toy should be on that list. Words. All children need to read and be read to. Reading ignites children’s intelligence and imagination and prepares them for elementary school.

The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) Board of Trustees is sharing the gift of reading with the youngsters enrolled at Santiago Canyon College’s Child Development Center. Trustees and the college president will read aloud In the Tall Tall Grass by Denise Fleming; Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin, Jr., and Eric Carle, and Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann. Following story time, the trustees and college president will visit each classroom and present every child with the gift of a book. Each book will include a copy of RSCCD’s Tips for Reading Aloud with Children.


Santiago Canyon College Child Development Center
8045 E. Chapman Avenue
Building C-1, Orange,


Wednesday, December 13, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.


RSCCD Trustee Zeke Hernandez
RSCCD Student Trustee Gregory P. Pierot
Santiago Canyon College President John Hernandez, Ph.D.


Reading with young children is among the most important things parents can do because they will be providing children with the opportunity to become better and more confident readers as they grow. Learning to read is the first step on the pathway to academic success and eventually to college.


This event is open to the media, but not to the general public. Parking for the media will be available in Lot 2 in the spots marked “CDC Only.” Please refer to the map linked here.


For more information, please contact Janneth Linnell, RSCCD director of Child Development Services at or (714) 480-7546.

About the Santiago Canyon College Child Development Center
The Santiago Canyon College Child Development Center (SCC CDC) serves children from 2 to 5 years of age. The center offers a full day program from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The curriculum used by RSCCD Child Development Services is the High Scope Curriculum,which is based on active learning. We believe that children learn best through hands-on experiences with people, materials, events, and ideas. The RSCCD Child Development Center teachers support the children's current level of thinking and challenge them to advance to the next stage through support and differentiated instruction.

About Rancho Santiago Community College District
Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College are public community colleges of the Rancho Santiago Community College District, which serves the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Santa Ana, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, and Tustin. Both colleges provide education for academic transfer and careers, courses for personal and professional development, and customized training for business and industry.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503