Raising A Reader MA offers early literacy all year long through initiatives like Summer Story Times in the Park.
Community based partners are given comprehensive training, materials and other support to ensure they can implement our program model with fidelity
Before the end of the program, families are introduced to their public library as a resource for books and related support services
“It is really exciting having the books at home. They just get read over and over. I love seeing the kids opening the books and getting so excited. They can’t…
Raising A Reader MA is a core part of the early literacy instruction in more than 500 preschool classrooms, day care centers, playgroups, home visiting programs, and other community-based settings.
65% of low income children in Massachusetts start kindergarten without foundational early literacy skills. Unfortunately, the same percentage of low income children are not reading at grade level by third…
Raising A Reader MA offers a multilingual, evidence-based program that helps families of young children develop, practice, and maintain habits of reading together at home.
Raising A Reader MA is closing the academic achievement gap by helping families of young children living in vulnerable communities develop, practice, and maintain habits of reading together at home. Our evidence-based early literacy program, which both increases access to books and offers families tools and support for strengthening the culture of reading at home, is driven by 25 years of research that shows a significant factor impacting a child’s lifelong success is being regularly read to by a parent or other adult caregiver before starting kindergarten.
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