For Parents
& Caregivers

The Children’s Reading Foundation supports parents and caregivers as their child’s first and most influential teacher by offering guidance to develop the skills they need to prepare their child for school.

Learn More

For Schools
& Communities

With initiatives such as READY! for Kindergarten, The Children’s Reading Foundation supports schools and communities by providing school readiness programs that help children succeed.

Learn More

Why We Do It

A child’s experiences from birth to age five create the necessary brain connections essential for all future learning.

Our Mission

The vision of The Children’s Reading Foundation is that every child learns to read early and well, thereby reaching their full potential in school and life. Our goal is that children learn to read at grade level by the end of third grade or by age 8. Our Mission is three fold:

Encourage and educate families

about their important role in raising a reader and preparing their child for kindergarten.

Support schools

in ensuring students read on grade level by the end of third grade.

Facilitate community involvement

in helping young readers be successful.

I’m a Parent or Caregiver
I’m Part of a School or Community