"Helping children to make books their friends"
Early Childhood Enrichment Program
"Committed to helping children succeed."
Cherese T Bracey is an early childhood educator, author, children's entertainer, song writer, creator,
and voice over artist. She has credentials in business management and 28 yrs experience in teaching, managing, and coaching new parents on how to care for their children. She attended Kindermusik University in 2008 where she became a licensed children's music educator. She overcame many struggles including surviving a severe car accident and a 6 hour major brain tumor surgery that almost left her blind.
Cherese believes she is here for a reason and is called to help little ones to make a difference in their lives. She began Reading Reaps Rewards Early Childhood Enrichment Program as a business in 2009 because she saw a need to reach our most vulnerable children who needed a boost in wanting to learn. Often times she would see challenges in their learning however with her fun teaching approach and lessons, she helps children to feel confident in the learning process. The result is "happy children who love to learn." Her passion and drive for entrepreneurship lead her to Rising Tide Capital Community Business Academy where she enrolled and graduated in their advanced program for entrepreneurship.
She entered her business in their first annual New Jersey state wide business competition called
The Start Something Challenge. The competition now held annually had 80 competitors throughout NJ of which she became a top ten finalist. She received recognition for her business from top businesses like JP Morgan Chase who were among some of the judges as well as CEO and founder of Pooka Pure and Simple. She was invited by RTC for a women in business mentorship event held by business executives including BET, as well as celebrity designers Vera Wang and Tory Burch. Her first children's book Story Time Friends was selected by Tory Burch to give as gifts to children during Tory Burch"s Christmas kids event. Cherese continues to give back through her philanthropic program The Reesie Reader & Bookie Literacy Club to bring the gift of story times through free storybook donations for children who need it the most.