Reading Time

EARLY LITERACY

Children are the community’s greatest and most valuable resource.  A child's success today is an investment in our community's future. Early learning and literacy are the foundation of academic success.

 

ABOUT

LEAD is a comprehensive literacy program designed to build awareness and understanding of the vital importance of mental wellness and early learning. We highlight how parents (and other adults) can help young children develop healthy habits through their early grades. It is grassroots in nature – serving as an awareness vehicle to connect parents, guardians and care givers of children ten and under to resources and tools they can use to ensure their children are ready for school and on the pathway to success.

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PARENT ENGAGEMENT

Engaging and supporting families in their role as first teacher is vital. Parents and caregivers will receive information about best practices for increased literacy through a variety of ways. Information will be provided in the form of printed materials, virtual presentations and workshops, social media posts, and at events.

CHILDREN WHO ENTER KINDERGARTEN READY TO LEARN ARE THREE TO FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY TO GRADUATE.

 

RESOURCES

 
Preschool Learning Pod

Building Young Learners

Engaging media-rich learning opportunities and everyday activities to help your children succeed. Learn More

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Child Safety At Home

Safe Kids Worldwide offers tips to keep children safe while at home and away from school.  Learn More

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Growing Together

Free bilingual resources aimed to help parents and caregivers enhance learning opportunities for young children. Learn More

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Your Life Long Reader

Your resource for finding great books for kids, reading strategies, age-specific book lists.  Learn More

 

BRIGHTLY STORYTIME

Dragons Love Tacos - Read Aloud Picture Book

This deliciously funny read-aloud is an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack that will make you laugh until spicy salsa comes out of your nose. Find more videos and book ideas here.

 
 
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CREATING BRIGHT FUTURES – ONE COMMUNITY, ONE FAMILY, ONE CHILD AT A TIME.