LANCASTER, PA, May 9, 2019— Mom’s House of Lancaster was the host of PA One Book on April 11, 2019. STARS representative Jenn Wertz read Not A Box by Antoinette Portis to the preschool classroom while the older toddler classroom read Barnyard Banter by Denise Fleming.

“One Book, Every Young Child” is Pennsylvania’s first collaborative project highlighting the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers. The participating agencies share a mission to foster early childhood literacy and show preschoolers how much fun reading can be. The early learning initiative brings attention to the ways that children develop six early literacy skills and what parents and educators may do to encourage children’s acquisition of the skills.

“Reading with our kids will open doors for them in their future by providing scaffolding at an early age. This will ignite a passion for reading which will allow them to be reading at or above grade level. Our kids loved the books because it taught them the value of learning through your imagination. We’d like to personally thank One Book and our STARS representative for providing the resource to our center.” Said Dejya Mason, a teacher at Mom’s House of Lancaster.


About Mom’s House: Mom’s House believes that all parents have the right to resources to raise their children in conditions of dignity and financial independence and is the only organization in Lancaster County that provides free child care services to low-income single mothers (and fathers) enrolled in school full-time. The goal of Mom’s House is to empower these single parents to break out of the cycle of poverty and raise their families in financial independence.  It’s nonresidential hand-up-not-hand-out program provides at-risk single parents with the right tools to become better parents, professionals and community members and simultaneously start their children on a successful educational journey.