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Every Child Ready to ReadChildren's Ready to Read

Traditionally, early literacy programs at libraries focused on children. Storytimes and other programs modeled strategies that parents can use to develop early literacy skills, but parent education was not typically the primary focus.

The Public Library Association (PLA) and Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) concluded that public libraries could have an even greater impact on early literacy through an approach that focused on educating parents and caregivers. If the primary adults in a child's life can learn more about the importance of early literacy and how to nurture pre-reading skills at home, the effect of library efforts can be multiplied many times.

Teaching parents and other caregivers how to support the early literacy development of their children is the basis of Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®

Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a project of the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Services to Children, divisions of the American Library Association.

Every Child Ready to Read Website

Six Preliteracy Skills