Books for Babies
2013 - present
In 2013, we took a more active role. Partnering with Dr. Melissa Scala of arents at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, we funded a study to determine the positive effects of reading to preemies. In order to test the hypothesis, Juliet’s Foundation sponsored the Books for Babies program -purchasing hundreds of children’s books that are regularly given away to parents to read to their children. This not only creates both a bond and a memory, but scientifically, it supports the language center of the developing infant brain.
To date, several hundred books have been provided to families in the NICU, and Juliet's Foundation, through your generosity, has pledged to continue to ensure that future NICU families will have books as well.