State and local resources are available in your community to help families. Listed below are a few resources but each community often has similar resources so check with your local libraries or social service agencies for referrals in your own community.
- Ready To Read at New York Libraries Facebook Page – Keep up to date with the New York State Library early literacy initiative that will enable all children to enter kindergarten with the skills for success.
- Chemung County School Readiness Project
The School Readiness Project is for all children and families living in Chemung County designed to help children start Kindergarten with a solid foundation for learning.
- Cool Culture
A New York City based program that provides parents of young children with support in their role of being their child’s first educator.
- Family Reading Partnership of Chemung Valley The Family Reading Partnership is a non-profit community organization that promotes early literacy. We are a broad-based coalition of individuals, businesses, schools, libraries and other organizations. We have joined forces to “create a culture of literacy” by promoting family reading practices throughout our community.
- Family Place Libraries
Family Place Libraries is a network of libraries nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families.
- Get Ready to Read!
Get Ready to Read! is designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten.
- QualityStarsNY Families
A project of the Early Childhood Advisory Council (ECAC), whose mission is to provide strategic direction and advice to the State of New York on early childhood issues.
- Ready, Set, Kindergarten!
A fun program to help young families learn together. Use tip sheets and activity ideas to learn about early literacy and help your child get ready for school. It is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bengali, arabic, and Urdu.
Teaching parents and other caregivers how to support the early literacy development of their children is the basis of Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®.