EVERY CHILD READY TO READ: OVERVIEW

Every child is born ready to learn and there are a few simple things parents can do to help. See short tips that will get your child ready for success in school and in life. We thank many people in the community for participating in the filming of this video.

The Public Library Association (PLA) and Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)'s initiative to focus on educating parents and caregivers of children newborn to age five on early literacy so that they can help their children enter school ready to learn to read. 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®. When the first edition of ECRR was introduced in 2004, the focus on educating parents and caregivers was a significantly different approach for many libraries; one that certainly has proven its value.  

The updated and expanded second edition of Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®provides a new curriculum and materials to continue the effort, supporting parents and caregivers with the early literacy development of their children birth to age five.


Read this piece by Kyle Leslie, about libraries partnering with parents to support early learning. 

Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read NPR Dec. 30, 2014


Helpful Items for ECRR2 Implementation


EVERY CHILD READY TO READ I

Workshop scripts in English

The Every Child Ready to Read @ your library (first edition 2004) initiative was developed by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association. One aspect of the initiative is to offer these scripts for workshops for parents and caregivers of children newborn to age five on early literacy. The scripts were developed by researchers funded through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health. This information is the basis for the applications on this website. These scripts are based on the first edition of Every Child Ready to Read @ your library.

EVERY CHILD READY TO READ I: IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES