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Little Free Libraries at Family Child Care Homes

The children love it because they can reach the books and put the books in to exchange them. They can also bring the books home and keep them.

Wu Yee’s Early Head Start Family Child Care (EHS FCC) educators and operations team installed 8 Little Free Libraries at FCC homes this summer. Little Free Libraries are community book sharing boxes designed to build community, inspire readers, and expand book access for all.

Wu Yee’s Family Engagement Specialists stocked the libraries with diverse, multilingual books when they were initially installed, and will continue providing books to the FCC educators as needed at their site visits every two weeks, through generous donations from the Children’s Book Project. Families are encouraged to keep the books for their children, or return them to the Little Free Libraries for others to enjoy.

Little Library books will encourage families to promote literacy in their young children. It is also a good benefit for the community to access them. We are super excited that our FCC educators have them to share in their community.

Wu Yee’s Early Head Start Family Child Care (EHS FCC) program is one of our three Early Learning Program options, in addition to Early Learning Centers and Home Visiting services. The program serves 46 children from 3 months to age 3, providing full‐day, year round comprehensive Early Head Start services in a licensed Family Child Care home. The network includes 12 educators located in the Bayview, Visitacion Valley, Mission, Excelsior, Sunset, and South of Market. A Child Development Specialist and Family Engagement Specialist work closely with educators and families to give support and resources. 

Our Family Child Care libraries aren’t on the official Little Free Library map due to privacy concerns, so if you have new or gently used children’s books you’d like to donate, you can drop them off at our Administrative offices at 827 Broadway or 880 Clay St. If you have a large donation, please contact communications@wuyee.org and we can arrange to pick them up!

It is a good benefit to promote early literacy for children and their families. I have a variety of books for different ages that families can take home. I also share the Little Library books in my community.

When reading books with the children, we open a door to a different world where they can see many things they have never seen.

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