The Greenwich Alliance for Education’s early literacy vehicle hit the road in 2008 and was a delightful mobile classroom for thousands of Greenwich’s preschool children. Unfortunately, a tree fell on the Storymobile on Sunday morning where it was parked at Baptist Church on Indian Rock Lane and created enough damage to make the RV no longer operable. No one was inside and no one was hurt.
“This is sad news for the Alliance,” said Julie Faryniarz, Executive Director, “Our Storymobile serviced over 300 children every year and was a part of the early literacy programs of seven area preschools including Head Start, making multiple visits to the schools each year. This program was offered entirely free to the preschools it served. For now, we will figure out if we can move inside at the schools to deliver this curriculum-rich program filled with stories, songs, vocabulary and poetry taught by our talented presenters.”
Early literacy remains a high priority for the Greenwich Alliance for Education and we will figure out another way to reach our town’s youngest learners. To make a donation to the Greenwich Alliance for Education and to learn more visit our website www.greenwichalliance.org.