Early Literacy Programs

We implement two literacy outreach initiatives, Raising A Reader and B.E.A.R with Us  (Begin Early and Read with Us), 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. With both programs CCFS aims to engage families in a routine of book sharing to foster healthy brain development, a love of reading, and foundational language and literacy skills.