In observance of the Week of the Young Child, April 13-17, the George J. Mitchell Childcare in Waterville planned a weeklong literacy event. Ellie Irish from Colby’s Rising Readers Program and a few of her peers read to the children, while child care staff provided fun activities from within the books being read. The children also received a free book thanks to Maine Roads To Quality who assisted with funding the program. George J. Mitchell Childcare first-graders, front, from left, are Cameron Muniz,George Taylor, Sydney Grant, Ella Nielsen, Madalyn Coro and Elizabeth Dugas. Back, from left, are Javin Seeley, Grace Blaney-Davis, Jacoby Sirois, Trenton Paquette, Derek Couture, Mackenzie Skomurski, Camden Brown, Brynn Stubbert and Faith Bragdon, with Irish, center back.

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