The Little by Little School Readiness Program Team
Led by PHFE WIC and Heluna Health, the Little by Little Program team represents a partnership of local WIC agencies in Los Angeles County and beyond.
Equalizing and Advancing Early Literacy Opportunities for Young Children
With the passion and support of WIC staff, the Little by Little Program’s mission is to close the opportunity gap so that young children and families from communities that lack investment have the support and resources they need to enter school ready to learn and succeed in life. The Little by Little Program works to enhance WIC centers so that they are seen as trusted “learning places” by the staff and families who visit them.
To provide parents, other caregivers, infants, and children with early literacy resources and support in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
To focus on the self-determination, resourcefulness, and resilience of families receiving Little by Little Program services and supports.
To build a sense of community and trust with our families that endure over successive years of program engagement, reaching all young children in their family.
The People Behind the Little by Little School Readiness Program
The Little by Little Program is supported by a broad team of people across several agencies and organizations, working together with dedication and passion.
“The Little by Little program is such an amazing program. As a mom receiving Little by Little Program services for my son and as a WIC employee who offers the program to participants, I am able to see firsthand how the Little by Little Program impacts all of us. I love that my son loves receiving books, and I love that I can get him started on a mini home library at such a young age. It is really special to see how young children of different ages get so excited about choosing a new book to take home.”
“I have a two-year-old daughter with a speech delay, but with the books we receive from the Little by Little Program, I catch her reading to her one-year-old sister. Thanks to the program, my daughters are able to enjoy beautiful books and develop a love for reading together.”
“I would like to thank you for the books that are given to my son. He is about to turn one year old in a few days and he loves the books. I believe he likes me reading to him and loves the colors on them. Thank you again!”
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