Leverage and expand early literacy resources

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The community-wide early literacy strategic plan is being implemented, and we need your help!

We’re recruiting Active Reading Volunteers and Coaches. If you’re passionate about helping children love language, this role could be for you. Contact Adriana Adams at AdrianaA@getreadyguilford.org for more information.

Take a look at the Early Literacy Strategic Plan to see what role you can play in helping children succeed.

How the plan was developed.

The Early Literacy Design Team (ELDT) includes 20+ agencies/organizations from across the community. The team worked for eight months to identify root causes for why more than half of entering kindergarteners are not on track developmentally to read on grade level by third grade. The team:

  • Conducted interviews with 50 families with infants, toddlers and preschoolers to learn about perceptions of language/communication development, community resources they use, and what’s working/not working to prepare children for language/communication acquisition;
  • Gathered additional data from early literacy programs and service providers about key success factors and barriers;
  • Analyzed qualitative and available quantitative data to build a pathway for early language/communication that aligns with the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning and Development;
  • Using data, identified root causes for why too many children are not on track for reading by grade three; and
  • Developed powerful strategies to address those root causes.

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