Our Four Pillars

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 YearsFocus:Promoting early language developmentObjective:To provide parents and caregivers with knowledge and resources to infuse language development starting at birth.

Pillar 2:Ready for School
Ages:Birth – 6 YearsFocus:Expanding quality child care and preschool experiences for childrenObjective: To ensure students start school developmentally on track and ready to learn.

Pillar 3:Schoolhouse
Ages:Kindergarten through Third GradeFocus:Supporting students, families, and educatorsObjective: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 GradeFocus:Keeping kids reading during the summer months.Objective:To ensure that elementary school students maintain school-year gains during the summer months.