First Steps to Reading

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Early ChildhoodParent Programs


Did you know that you can help your child grow into reading by talking, playing, sharing books and even singing together? In this four-session workshop we’ll find out why these things are important and have lots of time for parents and children to do fun activities together. Each session starts with a light supper.

Childcare is provided during parent learning times. (Please plan to bring your child.) You’ll receive a book at each session to take home.


Parents of children birth - 5

Date and Location

This four-session workshop is offered twice in 2017/18:

  • November 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2017, 10:00am - 11:30am, Ware Family Center (Register by Nov 10)
  • April 25, May 2, 9, and 16, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am, Southampton Library (Register by April 18)


The workshop is free! Advance registration is required to attend, using the form on the right side of the page.


Free childcare is available at all Puzzle of Parenting Workshops. To make sure that your child's needs are met, please indicate the number of children and their ages in the "Additional Needs" box when you register.


  • Photo of Sally Imbimbo

    Sally Imbimbo is an Early Learning Specialist at the Collaborative for Education Services. She has a M.A. from Teachers College/Columbia University and her CAGS in educational leadership. She has an extensive background in early childhood education. Her career has included working on Universal Preschool expansion in New York State, curriculum development for early childhood educators and ESL.

For more information, contact:
Administrative Assistant
413.586.4900 x5568

Additional Information

Delays or cancellations are posted on this website, and details are also available by calling 413.586.4900 option 3. Please check after 6:30am for morning events, and 3:00pm for evening events.