News Release, College of Southern Maryland

Former Charles County Public School music educator and past president of the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) Robert Rausch helped to kick off National Reading Month March 1 by visiting the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center  (CLC) at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM).

As the guest celebrity reader, Rausch read “On The Night You Were Born” by Nancy Tillman to pre-schoolers as part of  “Read Across America.” The National Education Association (NEA)’s “Read Across America” is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

Learn more about NEA, “Read Across America” and get resources to help keep children reading 365 days a year at

The St. Charles Children’s Learning Center staff is devoted to creating an environment that helps children interact with their world and peers – building confidence, self-esteem and a lifelong love of learning. Openings for additional children are currently available. For information on the St. Charles Children’s Learning Center, located at the La Plata Campus, visit online at or call 301-934-7871.

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