Lengthy Seaside Metropolis for Early Studying Improvement Supplies Distribution – The Sign Tribune newspaper

The City of Moncton announced today in a press release that it will offer free development kits to children from birth to five years of age to support early development at home. The Moncton Department of Health will work with the Moncton Public Library (LBPL) to distribute kits to 2,000 young children.

The kits contain books, art supplies, and additional material and are development-ready. They contain unique consumables for infants from birth to 18 months of age, toddlers from 18 months to three years of age, and preschoolers from three to five years of age. Each child receives a set of supplies along with resource packs containing information on local early childhood resources.

The distribution takes place from Tuesday to Saturday, November 10 to 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the following libraries, while stocks last:

• Mark Twain Neighborhood Library (1401 E Anaheim St.)
• Bret Harte Neighborhood Library (1595 W. Willow St.)
• Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library (5870 Atlantic Ave.)
• Los Altos neighborhood library (5614 E. Britton Dr.)
• Billie Jean King’s Main Library (200 W. Broadway)
Please note that Billie Jean King’s main library has extended collection times from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Individuals can reserve a development kit and schedule a pickup by calling LBPL at 562.570.7500. Reservations through the library are required to pick up kits. All locations are operated in accordance with health and safety guidelines and people are required to wear face covers, maintain proper physical distance and wait in their vehicles for their appointment.

This program is made possible by funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The city received $ 40 million in CARES Act funding to support population relief, recreation, and resilience, of which the Moncton City Council provided $ 1 million for early childhood assistance.

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