Books for Babies, the flagship program of Read to Grow in Connecticut, started 18 years ago at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Now in 14 hospitals, the program gives a free Literacy Packet to every mother with a newborn at those places.
A new aspect of Books for Babies, called the Prenatal Project, began in late 2016. Through the project, we provide information and new baby board books to women receiving prenatal care at community health centers and clinics. The centers tailor the project to meet their needs in treating OB patients. We currently are collaborating with six sites.
For more information on components of Books for Babies: