NEWTON, NJ - Sussex County Master Gardener Claudia Kunath recently visited the Little Sprouts Early Learning Center to read several children’s books as part of Project Self-Sufficiency’s Celebrity Reader program. 

“Reading to the Little Sprouts was so rewarding to me.  Being both a mom and a retired teacher, it brought back the joys I experienced in earlier life,” said Kunath.   “Watching the expressions and hearing the responses from children engaged in a storybook can't be beat!”

The Celebrity Reader program is a component of Project Self-Sufficiency’s Family Literacy Program, which exists primarily to assist parents with obtaining their GED or with passing the college placement exam. While in the program, parents also engage in a variety of activities designed to promote literacy within the entire family.  


Project Self-Sufficiency is a private non-profit community-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of low-income families residing in northwestern New Jersey. Since 1986 Project Self-Sufficiency has served more than 20,500 families, including over 30,000 children.  For information about the programs and services offered by Project Self-Sufficiency, visit or call 973-940-3500.