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Read! Reading Success by 4th Grade is a community initiative with the goal of ALL of Springfield’s children reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.

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Community Texting Campaign Reaches Families of Young Children

One common question reverberates around the country and at the community level where the work of early literacy is conducted—how do we engage parents of young children? The bottom line message was clear from parents of young children—text us or find us through social media if you want our attention.

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Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Sep 9,2016
Kelly Pramberger
Luis and I love to read together and we've been doing so since my husband and I first went to Guatemala to meet him during our a…
Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Sep 7,2016
We Mourn Anna Dewdney
In her obituary, author of the beloved Llama Llama books, asked that instead of a funeral, people should read to a child.
Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Aug 10,2016
Springfield Cooperative Preschool is Now Enrolling!
There is a wonderful opportunity for 4-year-old Springfield children who have not had a formal early childhood education experie…

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Early Literacy Programs
  • Talk/Read/Succeed!
    Talk/Read/Succeed! (TRS) is a comprehensive education initiative designed to improve the number of children reading proficiently…
  • Reader to Reader
    DiscoverBooks, a program of Reader to Reader, empowers parents to become active participants in the early literacy development o…
  • Family Child Care Language & Literacy Project
    Helps providers build skills to improve children's foundation for literacy and supplies them with books and activities to promot…
  • Link to Libraries
    Founded in 2008, Link to Libraries’ mission is to collect and distribute new books to elementary school libraries and non-…
  • Raising a Reader
    Raising A Reader MA is an evidence-based early literacy program that seeks to close the academic achievement gap by helping fami…
  • Stand for Children
    Stand for Children’s mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school pre…
  • Reach Out and Read
    Reach Out and Read prepares young children for school success by partnering with pediatricians to prescribe books and encourage …
  • MA Reading Corps at Springfield College
    The Springfield College Student Success Corps is an AmeriCorps program that focuses on providing academic and social-emotional s…
  • The Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative
    The Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative (HSLI) is a region-wide initiative to expand quality summer-learning opportunities for chi…
  • READY! for Kindergarten
    READY! for Kindergarten is an interactive workshop for parents and caregivers of children birth through five years old originall…
  • Springfield Bto3rd
    Birth-Third is about improving the quality of education and care at three developmental levels ages 0-3, 3-5, and 5-9 while impr…
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