Did you know that the building blocks to literacy begin before a child is even born? How about did you know that nearly 85% of brain growth happens during the first three years of life? There are four building blocks that build the foundation for literacy: Health, Families & Communities, Early Care & Education, Ready Schools.

  1. Health: Health and development on track beginning before birth
  2. Families & Communities: Engaged families and coordinated communities
  3. Early Care and Education: High quality early care and education
  4. Ready Schools: Effective teaching and learning environments for K-3 students, inside and out, 365 days a year


Learn all about the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and more about these building blocks by looking over our Campaign for Grade Level Reading handout!