Support and guide families in the importance of early learning and literacy of children from birth to age 5.
How We're Doing It
Ready, Set, Read
Volunteers model how reading can be fun via language-rich pop-up readings--that is, live storytelling in community locations--and through providing free books to children attending the readings.
To date, our Ready Set Readers have:
Exposed hundreds of children to live storybook readings
Orchestrated 17 "pop-up reads" at community gathering places and events, with plans to do more
Given away over 1400 FREE books
Trained nearly over 30 "Ready Reader" volunteers
Our Ready, Set, Read initiative is always looking for volunteers to help out at our pop-up readings. Volunteers can act directly as readers, sharing stories aloud to young children at events, or as "reader helpers"--individuals who support the reader in several ways. Interested? Get in touch to learn more.
Family Navigator Network Task Force
Our Family Navigator task force is a network of dedicated individuals- called Family Navigators- who educate and connect families and family service providers to important community resources.
This network of Family Navigators will have access to up-to-date resources in order to support families in Delaware County. We want to have a "No Wrong Door" policy for families in our community. To learn more about Family Navigators or to schedule a training, please contact Carrie Bale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diaper Bank Network of Delaware County
We are working to end diaper need in Delaware County through our Diaper Bank Network, which consists of supporting and establishing diaper banks all over Delaware County so that families have access to the diapers they need.
These initiatives are still in the early stages of development, but keep an eye out for progress in these areas in the future:
Ready to Learn Kits/Partnerships
Early Learning Activities: At Your Fingertips
Family Ambassador Events & Summits
Play & Learn Groups
Unemployment Help Center