Early Literacy Programs

We implement early literacy initiatives specifically aimed at closing the Million Word Gap. Research shows that the quantity and quality of conversations directed at children, not simply spoken in their presence, is fundamental to language learning and later success in school. Our early literacy programs aim to engage families in a routine of book sharing to foster healthy brain development, a love of reading, and foundational language and literacy skills. We offer Raising A Reader as well as the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in partnership with Begin with Books and Bright By Text in partnership with SCETV.

Facts about brain development and language