May 2, 2018

Mayville State University Child Development Programs (MSU CDP) held a BINGO for Books event on the campus of Mayville State on Thursday evening, April 26. Community members and friends of the CDP donated 359 books that were given away as prizes in several bingo games. Among the 48 who attended the event were families of children enrolled in MSU CDP, as well as others from the community.

“We had a fun and exciting evening,” said Michelle Bye, Parent Family and Community Engagement and Mental Health Manager with the MSU CDP. “Reading is such an important part of a child’s well-being, and we are grateful to those who donated books and in doing so made a positive impact in the lives of young people. We look forward to hosting the BINGO for Books event again next fall.”

Mayville State University Child Development Programs have been providing comprehensive programming to Head Start and child care families since 1991, and to Early Head Start families since 2002 with an expansion in the city limits of Grand Forks, N.D. in 2010. The MSU CDP provides collaborative programming designed to meet the changing needs of families across the rural service area of Traill, Steele, Nelson, and Grand Forks counties in eastern North Dakota. MSU CDP provides collaborative pre-k within three school districts, child care for children ages birth to 13, and is Mayville State University hands-on lab site used for educating future early childhood educators and teachers. In 2015, the MSU CDP was awarded an Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership Grant within the service area of Traill, Steele, Nelson, Grand Forks, Cass, and Walsh counties. It is through partnership and diverse programming that children, families, and community member receive high quality comprehensive services.