$ 153,800 raised 929 Donors
Institute for Parenting has raised $ 225 from 6 Donors!
Institute for Parenting
Help purchase children's books for the 2-4-2 Program

Something incredible happens when a parent reads to a child. But for parents who are separated from their children, whether it is due to divorce, foster-care situations, immigration issues, or from military deployment and other job-related instances, reading to their children every day can seem almost impossible. 

 

Clinicians at Adelphi’s Institute of Parenting are using the 2-4-2 Book Program with some of these families to promote healthy parent-child relationships. The program provides two copies of a children’s book—one for the parent and one for a caretaker/guardian. Through daily phone calls, the child hears the parent reading the book while the caretaker holds the child, turns the book's pages, points to pictures and narrates the child’s responses to the parent.

 

Your gift today will purchase children's books for the 2-4-2 program. It's a simple gesture that will give a child the priceless benefits of reading:

 

  • Picture Recognition: Even very young babies are able to focus and pay attention to pictures in books. Reading leads to understanding language.
  • Ready for school: Babies who are read to from the beginning of life are better prepared for school. A child’s ability to absorb language peaks at age 8 months, remains very high until 3 years, and sharply declines at age 8 years.
  • Speech development: Babies take in the information and start learning about speech patterns. Brain synapses connect between your baby’s neurons when you read out loud.
  • Repetition: Helps build memory, vocabulary, connecting and recital.
  • Stimulation: Hearing your voice engages your baby’s interest in sounds and listening skills and keeps your baby’s senses connected to you (voice, tone, physical touch, calm activity).
  • Narrative Understanding: Helps your baby string meaningful ideas together and enhances imagination.
  • Communication: Print, word grouping, left to right, spoken words, and gestures are how we communicate. Use character voices.
  • Socio-emotional development: Reading creates a nurturing environment where trust, safety, problem-solving, and self-confidence are developed. Books also connect your baby to other cultures.
  • Motor development: Turning pages in any form, tracing words and shapes, symbols, feeling textures, chewing, coordination, focus on pages and pictures support development of fine and gross motor skills.

Thank you for helping the Institute for Parenting fulfill its mission to ensure the mental health and well-being of young children and developing families by strengthening the capacity of parents and others.

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Be Part of Something BIG Total Dollars Raised
Which campaign raised the most dollars on Giving Day?
Rank Department Raised
1 Honors College $17,175.00
2 Other $13,185.00
3 Adelphi Fund $12,797.55
4 Athletics $11,142.50
5 Bridges to Adelphi $10,597.00
6 Alice Brown Early Learning Center $10,397.07
7 Panther Pantry $8,500.00
8 Robert B. Willumstad School of Business $6,610.00
9 Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program $6,492.00
10 Learning Resource Program $6,366.90
11 Adelphi Mentoring Program $5,000.00
12 College of Nursing and Public Health $3,960.00
13 Swirbul Library $3,810.00
14 LGBTQ+ and Allies Excellence Fund $3,500.00
15 Aaron Bleich Fund for Creative Writing $3,260.00
16 Political Science's Washington Internship $3,010.00
17 Department of Physics $2,920.00
18 Women's Giving Circle $2,745.00
19 Performing Arts $2,465.00
20 Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies $2,000.00
21 College of Education and Health Sciences $2,000.00
22 Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology $1,825.00
23 Multicultural Student Success $1,605.00
24 College of Arts and Sciences $1,325.00
25 Department of Chemistry $1,200.00
26 President's Student Success Scholarship $1,040.00
27 Sustainable Adelphi: Oyster Reef Restoration $1,026.00
28 Study Abroad $985.00
29 Archaelogical Field Methods $866.00
30 Jaggar Community Fellows $860.00
31 School of Social Work $725.00
32 Film and Video Festival $575.00
33 Emergency Fund Vulnerable & International Students $525.00
34 Fall Arts Festival $500.00
35 Greek Life and Social Fellowship Community $480.00
36 Global Medical Brigade $335.00
37 Panther Day of Service $260.29
38 Levermore Global Scholars $245.00
39 Institute for Parenting $225.00
40 General Studies Program $200.00
41 Poughkeepsie Social Work Fund $200.00
42 Mindfulness Training $135.00
43 Commuter Student Services $130.00
44 College of Professional and Continuing Studies $100.00
45 Hauppauge Campus Fund $100.00
46 Hy Weinberg Center $100.00
47 Learning and Writing Center $100.00
48 Manhattan Campus Fund $100.00
49 Senior Legacy Campaign $100.00
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Be Part of Something BIG Total Gifts
Which campaign has the most number of Giving Day gifts?
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 205
2 Honors College 138
3 Alice Brown Early Learning Center 113
4 Bridges to Adelphi 104
5 Adelphi Fund 65
6 Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program 57
7 College of Nursing and Public Health 36
8 Panther Pantry 35
9 Learning Resource Program 35
10 LGBTQ+ and Allies Excellence Fund 34
11 Political Science's Washington Internship 34
12 Adelphi Mentoring Program 31
13 Sustainable Adelphi: Oyster Reef Restoration 23
14 Women's Giving Circle 22
15 Aaron Bleich Fund for Creative Writing 21
16 Robert B. Willumstad School of Business 20
17 Performing Arts 20
18 Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies 19
19 Multicultural Student Success 19
20 President's Student Success Scholarship 19
21 College of Education and Health Sciences 18
22 Department of Chemistry 18
23 Study Abroad 17
24 Greek Life and Social Fellowship Community 17
25 Jaggar Community Fellows 14
26 Other 13
27 Archaelogical Field Methods 13
28 Film and Video Festival 13
29 Panther Day of Service 12
30 Swirbul Library 11
31 Department of Physics 10
32 Fall Arts Festival 10
33 College of Arts and Sciences 8
34 Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology 7
35 Emergency Fund Vulnerable & International Students 6
36 Institute for Parenting 6
37 School of Social Work 5
38 Global Medical Brigade 5
39 Levermore Global Scholars 5
40 General Studies Program 3
41 Mindfulness Training 3
42 Commuter Student Services 3
43 Poughkeepsie Social Work Fund 2
44 College of Professional and Continuing Studies 1
45 Hauppauge Campus Fund 1
46 Hy Weinberg Center 1
47 Learning and Writing Center 1
48 Manhattan Campus Fund 1
49 Senior Legacy Campaign 1
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Giving Day Gatherings Leaderboard
It's on! Battle of the NYC, Washington, DC and FL Gatherings
Did you attend a Giving Day Gathering? If so, which one?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 New York City 54
2 Florida 5
3 Washington, D.C. 1
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Be Part of Something BIG Donor Affliation
What is your affiliation with Adelphi University?
What is your affiliation with Adelphi University?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Faculty/Staff 359
2 Alumni 345
3 Student 127
4 Parent 125
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