Telamon Corporation Volunteer Recognized for Contributions to Early Literacy
Vaiden Taylor, a dedicated volunteer for Telamon Corporation Tennessee Head Start Programs, has been selected to receive the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Promoting Early Literacy in recognition of her contributions made to the program. Mrs. Taylor will receive the award in March at an event in Nashville, Tennessee as part of the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) Children’s Advocacy Days.
Mrs. Taylor has donated extensive time and effort since 2013 to coordinate an annual book drive for low-income children and families enrolled in Telamon Tennessee Head Start Programs. The annual book drive supports Telamon’s school readiness goals by promoting opportunities for children to develop literacy, communication, and listening skills. Telamon emphasizes the philosophy that the parent is the primary teacher for each child. This project puts books in the hands of parents and children to promote learning and school readiness at home. These literacy materials encourage parents to become more engaged in their child’s education and make it possible for reading to become part of the daily routine. The fourth annual book commenced in February 2016. With this most recent book drive, over 2,000 books and counting have been donated since 2013.
The press release for the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Early Foundations issued by the Governor’s Office can be found at http://www.tn.gov/news/37738.