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Our Four Pillars

Read Charlotte promotes language and literacy development from birth through third grade. Our four pillars guide our work to achieve 80% third grade reading proficiency by 2025.

Pillar 1:
Talk With Me, Baby

Ages:
Birth – 3 Years

Focus:
Promoting early language development

Objective:
To provide parents and caregivers with knowledge and resources to infuse language development starting at birth.

Pillar 2:
Ready for School

Ages:
Birth – 6 Years

Focus:
Expanding quality child care and preschool experiences for children

Objective: 
To ensure students start school developmentally on track and ready to learn.

Pillar 3:
Schoolhouse

Ages:
Kindergarten through Third Grade

Focus:
Supporting students, families, and educators

Objective:
To help students develop intoproficient readers by the end of third grade through strong classroominstruction and appropriate support.

Pillar 4:
Summer Learning

Ages:
Kindergarten through Third Grade

Focus:
Keeping kids reading during the summer months.

Objective:
To ensure that elementary school students maintain school-year gains during the summer months.