City council approves $1M for Birmingham Talks
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - A Birmingham children’s literacy program will soon expand, thanks to $1 million dollars from city leaders.
On Tuesday morning, Oct. 25, the Birmingham City Council approved $1 million dollars for Birmingham Talks.
It is a program that works with caregivers, parents and daycare workers to build children’s verbal environment.
“Way before kids can pick up a pen or read a Russian novel, their brains are building. Children need to hear about 20,000 words a day, and in poverty they hear 4 million fewer words than their more affluent peers,” said Ruth Ann Moss, Executive Director of Birmingham Talks.
Moss said the money will help them triple the number of caregivers.
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