News Release

Rancho Santiago Community College District Board of Trustees Gives the Gift of Reading to Preschool Students on December 15


As the holidays approach and parents wonder about the best gift to give their children, the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) Board of Trustees is sharing the gift of reading with the youngsters enrolled at Santa Ana College’s Early Childhood Education Center. Trustees will read aloud Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault. This colorful children’s classic features the letters of the alphabet as they race each other up a coconut tree. In addition to providing entertainment, the book prepares children for learning to read. Following story time, the trustees will visit each classroom and present every child with the gift of a book. Children 2 ½ to 5 years old will receive a copy of one of the following books: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom or The Family Book by Todd Parr. Children 6 months to 2 ½ years old will receive an age-appropriate board book. Each book will include a copy of RSCCD’s Tips for Reading Aloud with Children.


Santa Ana College Early Childhood Education Center
1530 W. 17th St., Santa Ana, CA 92706


Thursday, December 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.


RSCCD Trustee Arianna P. Barrios
RSCCD Trustee Nelida Mendoza
SAC President Linda Rose. Ed.D.
RSCCD Chancellor Raúl Rodríguez, 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.

The Santa Ana College Early Childhood Education Center (SAC ECEC) serves infants, 6 months to 2 years old, toddlers, 2-3 years old, and preschoolers, 3-5 years old. The center offers a full-day program Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and three part day options: 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and 2:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. This new, state-of-the-art facility was built specifically for the care and education of young children. SAC ECEC is a laboratory school that provides valuable hands-on experiences to Santa Ana College students preparing to become early childhood teachers.


This event is open to the media, but not to the general public. Parking will be reserved for the media in Lot 8. Please refer to the map linked here.


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

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