Even in infancy, children's experiences contribute to later reading success. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Researchers estimate that 95% of all children can be taught to read at proficient levels. Teaching Reading is Rocket Science
As a childs first teacher parents play a critical role in their childs development and future school success. International Reading Association
Babies love hearing your voice. When you answer your child's sounds with sounds of your own, she learns that what she "says" has meaning and is important to you. Helping Your Child Become a Reader
Goals and Purpose
Effective early childhood programs generate benefits to society that far exceed program costs. Extensive analysis shows that investing in education and development in the earliest years produce the greatest returns. How we educate children - whether at home, with licensed providers, or elsewhere - makes a tremendous difference.
What We Are Doing
Partnered with Colchester Rotary to develop a Book Mobile that travels throughout town to provide books and resources to the community. Collcted over 1,500 children’s books for donation to families. Initiated two Head Start programs to serve the community. Provided several workshops and trainings to the community and providers improving programs related to math, literacy, and professional development.
Join our team or volunteer at an event as we support the families in Colchester. We believe that supporting our youngest citizens and families today will strengthen our community tomorrow.