Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative
The Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative has developed an award winning early literacy program that promotes oral language development to build children’s vocabulary. Parents of children newborn to age seven learn to support their child’s language and literacy development so their child will enter school ready to learn how to read and write. The program targets families living in Cambridge public housing because low-income and minority students have shown a decade-long pattern of underachievement in the city’s public school system.
The Literacy Initiative has four programs. Two programs are devoted to educating parents and family childcare professionals about oral language development and how to read interactively with children. The third program focuses on distributing books and materials to children and families. Finally, the Literacy Ambassadors program trains residents to engage their peers in early literacy activities.
Available in Multiple Languages
Service Areas: Greater Boston