Step Up For Literacy
“Step Up For Literacy” is a program that began in September of 2007 with the primary goal of encouraging parents and other adult family members to learn the best ways to work with their 2, 3 and 4 year old children to develop pre-reading skills. The project utilizes a range of community resources including community and high school student volunteers, a collaborative effort between the school district and public library, evidence-based early literacy programs, and some funding from the community. Since its inception the project has had over over 100 families participate in and complete the program, hired a coordinator who ensures timely and effective implementation of the program, oversee solid project evaluation, acts as liaison with the Hendrick Hudson School District as it works to expand its own Pre-K program through Universal Pre-K funding and seeks additional applications for other funding. Through this project, we hope to provide a better foundation for low-income children and English Language Learners with the goal of diminishing or even eliminating language-based or class-based disparities in school achievement.
The following Literacy websites are both child and parent. Children can read stories online as well as complete online activities and parents can print home activities.
To apply for the Literacy Program, please follow the links below: