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Prime Time Reading Providers

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When you become a Prime Time Family or Prime Time Preschool provider, you bring programs to your community that help children and their families build a strong foundation of literacy, critical thinking, and connection with each other.  Prime Time programs provide opportunities to engage local families and to experience the fun of a Prime Time program — with lively storytellers, meaningful discussion, and the unique “aha” moments children reach about the big ideas found in children’s books.

Prime Time Family Reading

Prime Time Family Reading

  • Program team
    Site Team Members Include:

    • Program Coordinator – selected by site applicant to organize the program
    • Scholar – Selected by Prime Time to lead discussion
    • Storyteller – Selected by Prime Time to read stories
    • Preschool Assistant – Selected by site applicant to lead preschool activities when necessary
  • Training
    First-time team members must complete mandatory training by the start date of their program. Training for Program Coordinators, Scholars, Storytellers, and Preschool Assistants consists of online modules and an in person or virtual training day. Training sessions take place twice a year, once in July or August, and another in mid-January.
  • Book Series
    Each partner site will receive a set of children’s literature for storytelling and discussion during program sessions. Each set will consist of 17 copies of each title that participating families will be able to use and then keep for their home libraries.

Prime Time Preschool Reading

Prime Time Preschool Reading

  • Program team
    Site Team Members Include:

    • Program Coordinator – selected by site applicant to organize the program
    • Preschool Facilitators (2) – Early childhood professionals who design and lead activities
  • Training
    First-time team members must complete mandatory training by the start date of their program. Training for Program Coordinators and Preschool Facilitators consists of online modules and an in person or virtual training day. Training sessions take place twice a year, once in July or August, and another in mid-January.
  • Book Series
    Each partner site will receive a set of children’s literature for storytelling and discussion during program sessions. Each set will consist of 15 copies of each title that participating families will be able to use and then keep for their home libraries.
 

Book Series

At the heart of every Prime Time program is a series of carefully chosen, thematically grouped children’s books that help children discuss caring, sustainability, life’s journeys, and much more. Applicants choose the book series they’d like to implement on their application.

Become a Provider

In Louisiana

Community organizations within Prime Time’s home state of Louisiana are awarded grants through Prime Time to fund the implementation of reading programs in their communities. Email primetime@leh.org to learn more.

Outside Louisiana

Prime Time partners with affiliates across the country to bring Prime Time programs to their communities. These affiliates independently fund and implement Prime Time programming. Please contact the affiliate in your state if you’d like to host a Prime Time program for families in your community.

Affiliates Outside Louisiana

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Affiliate agencies can be:

  • Statewide institutions (humanities councils/state libraries/departments of education)
  • Regional agencies (literacy councils/library systems/school districts/early childhood education providers)
  • Community organizations (libraries, schools, early childhood education facilities or community-based centers)

Affiliate partners should be able and willing to:

  • Solicit funds and/or grants to cover all costs associated with the program
  • Submit necessary agreement, data collection, and reporting forms as well as curriculum usage fees
  • Recruit libraries, schools, or other direct service agencies at the local level to host Prime Time programs if your agency serves statewide or regionally
  • Recruit qualified professionals to fill site-specific program roles
  • Ensure that the individuals chosen to fill program roles are able to attend training
 

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