The Importance of Reading to Children

Donna DiFillippo knows the importance of reading to young children. She is the Executive Director of the early literacy and parent engagement program Raising a Reader MA, which helps families develop, practice, and maintain the habit of reading with children ages birth through five. Her program gets books into the homes of families that need it the most, and educates and empowers adults to read with their children. Watch this video to learn more about DiFillippo’s exemplary organization.

DiFillippo is a Massachusetts Literacy Champion. The Massachusetts Literacy Champion Awards Program recognizes outstanding literacy educators, their practices and their programs.