Kid's Happy Hour

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Kid's Happy Hour

About our Literacy Campaign

In honor of the National Education Association’s Read Across America Campaign, we are launching our "Kid’s Happy Hour" Literacy Campaign. Our nation’s largest celebration of reading starts on March 2nd and continues throughout the year.

Due to pandemic limitations at our sites, and to ensure the health and safety of our foster grandparents, staff, and children our partnerships have worked in teaming up to create alternatives for student engagement opportunities. Our program and our foster grandparent volunteers will continue to support our preschoolers with their literacy skills by launching our “Kids Happy Hour” early learning literacy campaign.

This campaign will allow children to view and listen to a video of their assigned foster grandparent reading a book using our Raising a Reader, evidence-based, early literacy and parent engagement program. Our teaching staff will then talk to families about fun activities to do - games, art, etc. during their remote/classroom session.

Our goal is to make remote learning fun while learning and developing a love for reading. All videos and activities will be posted on our website and social media for all parents to access.


Foster Grandparents Book Reading Themes


Sonia Jaramillo

Program Director
Phone: 831.755.0348

Lucie Alonso

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 831.755.0348

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