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Read Across America Month - a great success!


Every year, Options for Learning's Committee for Educating Policy Leaders (CEPL) invites community leaders to visit our child development programs in celebration of Read Across America.  We always have a fantastic turnout and the children are delighted to have visitors read to them.  Since Dr. Seuss's birthday is celebrated in March, his beloved classics are often chosen for this event.

Read Across America is an opportunity to connect with the children in our programs and see the importance of literacy in action at our various centers.  After reading to the children, our guests are encouraged to stay for continued learning activities and games involving the book they just read. 

Look who came to read this year:


  • Senator Anthony Portantino
  • Assemblyman Phillip Chen
  • Laura Jimenez representative of Senator Hernandez
  • Jessica Leyva representative of Senator Hernandez
  • Faith Lee representative of Assemblyman Holden
  • Phlunte Riddle representative of Assemblyman Holden
  • Griselda Ortiz representative of Congresswoman Sanchez
  • Steven Nagy representative of Congresswoman Sanchez
  • Stephanie Hu representative of Congressman Royce
  • Ari Ruiz representative of Assemblymember Blanca E. Rubio
  • Ronald Lawerence representative of Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez
  • Sol Guerra representative of Congresswoman Norma Torres
Board of Directors:
  • Dave Wilbur, Board Chair
  • Fran Rizzi
  • Enrique Carvajal
  • Lisa Brown
Thank you guest storytellers!  We hope you join us again next year.
The Options for Learning CEPL Committee