In a world that's getting increasingly harder, kids need escapism, imagination and joy more than ever. So mark your calendars.. Tuesday March 2 is Ready Across America Day and we are bringing it to families like never before!

All the details are coming next week, but you'll be able to follow along with us all day as we share Dr. Seuss stories and complementing STEAM projects, and travel "across America" with guest readers.

We also know parents and teachers are juggling a lot right now. That's why we created a "Read Across America" box, full of everything you need for an "EPIC" day of literacy! Full of books, cards, crafts and more, you'll have everything you need to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday in the simplest, most accessible, creative and fun ways ever- all without leaving your kitchen table. It also includes additional books and supplies from EPIC's Ready, Set, Read! program, which involves the whole family in children's literacy. The program is open for registration now, so click here to learn more!

In case you missed it:
  • Professional Development has multiple upcoming workshops for professionals, including Self Care For Professionals on February 16 and Raising Resilience on February 18.
  • Families in Transition is a confidential and supportive space that focuses on a variety of topics like emotional growth, communication, and non-violence.
  • Incredible Years is an evidence-based, two-part program for children ages birth through six years. Baby & Toddler aims to promote emotional and social competence, while Preschool Basic strengthens family interactions.
  • Pathways to Character is an ongoing program created by teachers, to help children feel confident in their own selves and in how they relate to others.
  • Just For Teens is for pregnant and parenting teenagers focuses on support, not judgement, and builds their confidence and skills.
  • Triple P begins February 23 - this gentle parenting program covers topics like bedtime routines, hassle-free shopping, managing aggression and discipline strategies.
  • Monthly family engagement workshops are running for crisis & trauma, work/life balance and positive discipline. To register, click here!
  • OneNY Safe Virtual Challenge: This is a year-long event by OneNY, where participants can commit to running, walking or biking anywhere from 31 to 2,021 miles throughout the year. This event is not only a great way to get outside safely and with purpose, but each registration can also support a charity or nonprofit of your choice. Team EPIC is off and running (literally and figuratively) so we hope you'll join us!

In gratitude,

Tara N. Burgess, Executive Director
and the entire EPIC team