Early Literacy

Early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first three years of life and is closely linked to a child's earliest experiences with books and stories.

The interactions that young children have with such literacy materials as books, paper, and crayons, and with the adults in their lives are the building blocks for language, reading and writing development.


1,000 Books before Kindergarten and our Ready to Read Collection are just two of the many ways we are committed to offering quality programs and resources to our youngest readers.