Ready.Set.READ! programs

Ready.Set.READ! programs are nurturing the reading skills of children from birth through third grade. These dynamic programs are designed to reach a wide variety of children and families throughout our community.

The Star Readers tutoring program is reaching struggling readers in grades 1-3 at elementary schools throughout Berks County. Learn more...

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Growing Readers is a collaborative partnership with Latino childcare providers in Reading to lay the foundation for the development of literacy skills to ensure future reading success.

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Raising a Reader allows children to bring home a bright red book bag filled with several high quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate books.Over the course of a year, families get the opportunity to read over 100 books together. 

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Abriendo Puertas (Opening Doors) is a nationally recognized 10-session group education program for parents of children ages 0-5 years old, to help them understand the importance of their role as their child’s first teacher and increase their child’s school readiness.

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Reach Out and Read is a national program to make literacy promotion a part of regular pediatric checkups.

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Neighborhood Bridges is designed to improve literacy through arts education.

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