S.393 - Prescribe A Book Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] (Introduced 02/17/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||02/17/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduced: CR S889) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.393 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/17/2011)
Prescribe A Book Act - Creates a Pediatric Early Literacy program under which the Secretary of Education awards matching grants to nonprofit organizations for the implementation of three-part models through which: (1) health care providers encourage parents to read aloud to their children and offer them recommendations and strategies for doing so; (2) health care providers give each visiting child between the ages of six months and five-years a new, developmentally appropriate children's book to take home and keep; and (3) volunteers reading to children in health care facility waiting areas show parents the techniques and pleasures of reading aloud to children.
Requires that the books provided to children under the program be obtained at a discount.