Reading Bus

The Reading Bus is currently being used for outreach and family engagement programs. 

When schools are closed due to inclement weather or emergency situations, the Reading Bus will not be in operation.

The Reading Bus has a teacher (and a driver) who engage families in literacy activities. Its main purpose is to promote reading and model early literacy learning to preschool children and their families.

What communities will the Reading Bus visit?

The Reading Bus is scheduled to visit all VBCPS Pre-K classes and various Virginia Beach communities. Here is a link to the most current schedule.

What is the purpose of the Reading Bus?
The Reading Bus is currently being used for outreach and family engagement programs. The Reading Bus has a teacher and a driver who engage families in literacy activities, promote a love of reading, and model early literacy learning to preschool children and their families.

What type of reading activities will occur on the Reading Bus?

Preschool age children are read stories and introduced to an assortment of age-appropriate activities designed to engage them in literacy through hands-on activities using puppets, blocks, puzzles and music. Children participate in crafts and other reading activities with every book, poem and nursery rhyme introduced by the teacher on the bus.

Who can I contact for further information?

For further information on the Reading Bus, please call the Department of Teaching and Learning at 757.263.1450 or email Becca Carter.