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El Pueblo History Museum to begin new early childhood program
Pueblo, COLO. (January 9, 2018) – El Pueblo History Museum is pleased to announce the introduction of Beyond Story Time, a new early childhood educational program in partnership with EPIC of Pueblo. The program will be held at 10 am on Monday mornings, starting on January 22, 2018.
Coordinated by museum education professionals, Beyond Story Time will be a half-hour program designed to promote reading, cultural literacy, and healthy development for children ages 0-4. Kids will learn about learn about the people, places, animals, landscapes and cultures that make Pueblo and Colorado so special. The program will feature stories, songs, crafts and activities to enrich young lives and build connections to our community. Additionally, EPIC of Pueblo will be providing periodic parent education sessions at El Pueblo History Museum.
"We recognize that literacy extends beyond words on a page. This program is designed to build literacy, cultural competence, and historic connection in some of Pueblo's youngest residents. We want to start early in giving Pueblo's children access to our community's rich cultural resources." said El Pueblo History Museum’s Dawn DiPrince.
“This project fits perfectly with EPIC’s core mission of school readiness. We want every child to have an equal opportunity at educational success, and success in life. This project will help to build foundational behaviors and skills vital to that success,” said EPIC’s Burnie Zercher.
EPIC – Executives Partnering to Invest in Children – is comprised of Pueblo business leaders committed to elevating the importance of early childhood in all sectors and working to create sustainable change through their networks.
El Pueblo History Museum is located at 301 N. Union Avenue in historic downtown Pueblo and is open daily, Monday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission to the museum is $5 for adults; $4 for students, seniors (65+), and children (up to 18); and children under 6 are free. The museum currently has a free exhibit, The Bell Rings: Pueblo’s Historic High School Rivalry, on the Bell Game.