Books for Babies, the flagship program of Read to Grow in Connecticut, started 16 years ago at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Now in 12 hospitals, the program gives a free Literacy Packet to every mother with a newborn at those places.
Also, Books for Babies provides books and childhood literacy information to 13 clinics in Hartford and New Haven. Those clinics serve low-income pregnant women in prenatal care and low-income families with 2-month-old infants in well-baby checkups.
Books for Babies is launching an initiative in 2016 to reach expectant parents receiving care at community health centers and primary care clinics.
For more information on components of Books for Babies: