Bloomfield – How It All Started…
After many years as a reading teacher in Bloomfield, Elizabeth Mosher saw a real need to encourage a love of reading long before children start school. In fall 2007 she received a grant from the Wayne Finger Lakes Teachers’ Resource Center to fund her dream, “Bloomfield’s Budding Readers Program”. Elizabeth’s idea was to start at birth and bring all the materials needed to grow a reader right to the parents’ door. Since then the program has blossomed, reaching many new parents and their babies.**
In 2009, leadership of the Bloomfield Program passed to Ann Rosati, a retired colleague from Bloomfield Elementary. Ann devoted more than six years nurturing both the Bloomfield Program and the overall Budding Readers Program.
**Early donors who helped keep the momentum going were The Grant Fund and The Spindler Family Foundation.