We started with the belief that children’s learning should be affordable, age appropriate, structured, and organized. If we could tap into a child’s natural curiosity and give them the opportunity to express themselves in a safe, structured, and nurturing environment, they would develop a love of reading and an appreciation for all learning. We were right! To date, our programs have helped many children in Rye and beyond become better readers, better students, and better community members. We offer the best of today’s teaching practices, combining academic vigor with social and emotional support.
The Rye Children's Book Festival is a natural extension of the academic work we offer at the Rye Reads Learning Center. Our goal is to celebrate and promote literacy in our community through a day filled with children's author book signings, read alouds, parent workshops and a Illustrator Pavilion. We look forward to welcoming you!
Georgia Arbuiso-Gilfeather, TSHH, MsEd is a licensed as Teacher of Speech and Hearing Handicapped with a Masters Degree in Special Education. During her 25-year career she has worked as a classroom teacher, speech therapist, and an independent service provider serving children both at home and in schools. She is also trained in applied behavior analysis.
Terry Taddeo-Caridi, MsEd holds a Masters Degree in Special Education. She has developed software training coding programs for major tech companies, worked as an educator for the NYC Department of Education and is a trained applied behaviorist. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Early Childhood Education.