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Do you read to 
your children everyday?
Research shows that reading to a child 
for 30 minutes per day from infancy prepares children to learn.
Use these tips to help you instill a love of reading in your child:

-Babies love when you sing and read to them and tell them stories, poems, and rhymes.

-Tell your baby and young child nursery rhymes and repeat them often.

-Choose books with colorful pictures and simple words--or no words at all.

-Encourage your toddler to point out objects, repeat words, and talk about the story.

-Children often want to listen to the same story again and again.  This is fine, as it builds confidence and familiarity with words, and reinforces that stories are fun.

-Help your child develop reading comprehension.  Instead of reading the story straight through, ask the child open-ended questions about the story.

​-Tell stories about your family and your culture.

-Visit the library.  Ask about story times.  Borrow books to share with your child at home.  Click here to visit the Terrebonne Parish Public Library website.

-Encourage older children to read to their younger brothers and sisters.

-Be an example to your children, let them see you read books too.

(Reading tips from www.freeprintablebehaviorcharts.com/reading.htm)
The mission of the Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence in Public Education is to establish a perpetual source of funding to provide additional financial resources to foster academic excellence in public education.
Click here to learn more about 
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.
Click here to learn how you can help TFAE support Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in 
Terrebonne Parish.

The Foundation's purpose is to positively affect academic achievement and to fundamentally improve education for students in the Terrebonne Parish Public School System.
Another satisfied customer!
This is why TFAE pays for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library for the children of Terrebonne Parish.
Big sister reading to little sister....special moments and special memories! 
Mom told me that big sis is sad because the books don't have her name on them anymore when they arrive in the mail...          !     
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Terrebonne Foundation for Academic Excellence in Public Education (TFAE), located in Houma, LA is looking for a self-disciplined and highly self-motivated Executive Director, with a Bachelor's degree, who is passionate about aiding in the education of the children of Terrebonne Parish—OUR FUTURE! The TFAE Executive Director will develop, implement, grow, and promote programs for the foundation such as our grant program and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for Terrebonne Parish. Responsibilities also include establishing and maintaining a working relationship with the Terrebonne Parish School District, fundraising, event planning, and the ability to address the public in matters pertaining to TFAE. The ideal candidate will represent TFAE locally and possibly on a regional, state, and national level. Candidates with roots in Terrebonne Parish preferred. A job description can be found at www.tfae.org. Please send a cover letter, resume with three references, and two letters of recommendation via: TFAE, PO Box 1503, Houma, LA 70361-1503; email a PDF to tfae@bellsouth.net, or deliver it to 7910 Main Street, Suite 438. 
 All resumes must be received by Monday, January 15, 2018.