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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.

Workshops

Small Talk Springfield

Sign up for Small Talk and participate in 13 FREE classes filled with learning, support and fun!

The first class is:
Thursday, March 1st at 9:30am 
Mason Square Library
765 State Street, Springfield
Click here to download brochure [PDF]

READY! for Kindergarten

Do you have a child between the ages of birth to 5 years old? Then you may be interested in this program! 

It is never too early to start preparing your child for success in school and that is exactly what the READY! for Kindergarten program will do. Attend three workshops a year where you will receive FREE materials and toys and learn how to use them at home with your child, all in preparation for Kindergarten.

Brookings Elementary School 
433 Walnut Street, Springfield
February 8 & May 3
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Edward P. Boland School
426 Armory Street, Springfield
February 1 & April 5
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM 
*Spanish translation provided at this site*
Margaret C. Ells School
319 Cortland Street, Springfield
March 8 & May 17
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Download Ready Flyer [PDF]
Download Ready Flyer Spanish [PDF]

Latest Stories

Funder Collaborative for Reading Success 
2018 Request for Proposal Guidance

RFP Issued: Wednesday January 10, 2018 
Deadline: Friday February 9, 2018 5:00PM ET

Click here for details 

Springfield Receives All-America City Award for Efforts to Improve Early Literacy

Springfield has been named a 2017 All-America City for its civic engagement to help more young children from low-income families achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success.

Read more...

Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Jan 9,2018
Paul Tuthill at WAMC radio allowed a lengthy interview – I did talk a lot – but it helps people to understand much of what we’re doing in RS4G.
Reading Success by 4th Grade recently celebrated the community’s involvement in Springfield’s grade level reading pr…
Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Dec 21,2017
Here's What Our 413families Are Thankful For!
We asked our 413families opt-ins to tell us in words or photos what they're thankful for this holiday season. Here are some of t…
Sally C Fuller
Posted on: Oct 27,2017
Springfield Kids Read Half a Million Minutes In Summer Reading Project
Springfield children read over half a million minutes this summer (541,520 minutes) in 12 summer learning programs throughout th…

#413reads Winners

See our Pride gift card winners sharing their reading photos and favorite books! Learn more about the program

Sol Arroyo

Sol Arroyo

My daughter, Sophia, and I are reading Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert. My baby love colors, so I read to her about all the beautiful colors!

Emily Rodriguez

Emily Rodriguez

Emilio is 5 months old and already loves books. He is reading Cows Can't Jump with his grandmother, Emilia Rodriguez.

Monique Davis

Monique Davis

My son’s name is Jaquan Davis, Jr. He loves all things dinosaurs, and animals in general. He loves reading in the morning and before bed...we try to keep him excited about reading by making it a very exciting time...almost as exciting as when a child learns to go potty, we try to keep that same enthusiasm!

Carmen Morales and Annabella Ferrer

Carmen Morales and Annabella Ferrer

We usually read as part of the bedtime routine. She loves this book called, My Own Psalm 91 Book. Lately, Are You My Mother? by Dr. Seuss and Curious George Pat-A-Cake always work when she seems to not be in the mood for a story.

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Early Literacy Programs
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  • 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
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  • 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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