Page Ahead operates on one simple and astounding fact: being read to as a youngster is the foremost predictor of academic success in childhood. If a child can read at grade level by 3rd grade, she will continue to read at grade level throughout her academic career. A child who succeeds in school will remain there, earning a chance at a better job and a better life in the years ahead. A child who lacks early exposure to reading often suffers from low self-esteem, academic struggles and are at higher risk for substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and delinquency. Succeeding begins with reading.
Page Ahead partners with elementary schools, early learning centers, and social service agencies across Washington State to increase access to books for children and families, educate and empower parents to support their children’s learning, and provide professional development to early learning educators on current literacy research and strategies.
Washington Idaho IORG is excited to partner with Page Ahead this year to support their goals.