The Ready to Read Resource Center is a statewide resource for families and caregivers of infants and toddlers in Alaska. During the first three years of a child’s life, the brain develops at a phenomenal rate and creating the foundations for learning to read. The Center’s mission is to promote early literacy development in Alaska’s pre-kindergarten children. To achieve this mission, the Center:
- Loans free reading kits to parents, caregivers, and organizations that serve infants and toddlers such as child care providers, libraries, health clinics, etc.
- Educates about and advocates for early literacy by giving presentations to caregivers and early childhood organizations.
With over 150 reading kits created specifically for babies, toddlers, and twos, the Ready to Read Resource Center hopes to engage all of Alaska’s youngest children with high quality, age-appropriate books.
See our current brochure for a quick guide to the reading kits we offer.
Articles About the Center
- Delivering Early Literacy Resources to Remote Alaska (2013, Urban Libraries Council)
- New Early Literacy Kit Developed for Infants and Toddlers Statewide (2012, Newspoke)
- March 2012: Early Literacy Projects in Alaska and Kansas Prepare the Youngest Readers(2012, Institute of Museum and Library Service)
- Preparing Toddlers to Read Starts When They are Infants (2011, Alaska Star)
- You Can Help Fight Crime by Teaching a Young Child to Read (2009, Anchorage Daily News)