Authors: Carol H. Rasco
Collection: Research Materials
This document highlights examples of activities undertaken across the United States to help all children become good readers.
It includes programs undertaken at the national level; by specific states; in cities and towns; within the private sector; and by non-profit organizations. The programs focus on both preschool and school-age children.
To prepare children for reading success, the author suggests encouraging families to maximize parent-child communication from birth; equipping caregivers and preschool teachers with the resources and training required to stimulate emergent literacy; and ensuring that teachers have the training necessary to understand reading development and to pinpoint problems.