What is Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR)?

Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) is a research-based educational program designed to help parents and other caregivers develop early literacy skills in children from birth to age five.  Five simple practices—talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing—are used to develop language and pre-reading skills in very young children.  Special programs are designed to help parents and caregivers incorporate these five skills into everyday activities.

Before children can learn to read, they must develop a range of early literacy skills. Learning these skills, which begins at birth, has a long- term impact on children’s  reading achievement and academic success. Children who enter school with  well-developed early literacy skills have an advantage; they are ready to learn to read (Every Child Ready to Read, 2nd Edition).

Who created ECRR?

Every Child Ready to Read was developed by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Services for Children.

Want More Information?

Visit the Every Child Ready to Read website at www.everychildreadytoread.org