Bringing brain development 101 to kids who miss preschool – 89.3 KPCC interview discussing Children’s Bureau’s Book Sprouts Reading Program

In a small room at the Pico Union Library on a recent Friday morning, Marissa Gonzalez and her 3-year-old squished gooey, green blobs of colored shaving cream onto big swaths of paper.

Gonzalez is mother of three and she gave up her job as a special education teacher to be at home with her young children. She has been trying to get her youngest child into preschool, but while she waits for a spot, they spend a lot of time together at home. Gonzalez joined this group at the library, called Book Sprouts, as a way to get out and meet other parents and children.

Listen to the complete audio interview here.

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