|With the support, training, and materials EPIC provides, you can make Ready, Set, Read and its benefits available to parents and children in your community!|
|Research shows that Ready, Set, Read impacts parents by enhancing their confidence, increasing their knowledge, and encouraging them to spend more time helping their children learn.|
|Ready, Set, Read is a unique workshop series that empowers parents to be their children's first teacher, no matter what their level of reading ability.|
Ready, Set, Read is a unique workshop series that empowers parents to be their children's first teacher, no matter what their level of reading ability. The program focuses on developing family literacy in order to prepare children for school success.
In a series of seven workshops, parents of children from birth to age eight learn hands-on techniques and gain essential knowledge to help them create positive learning experiences in their home and everyday surroundings.
During the workshops, parents learn how to help their children develop phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension. They identify and explore individual learning styles for themselves and their child, learn how a child's brain develops, find out why reading is critical even from birth, and learn how to select age-appropriate books and activities.
This fun and interactive series helps break the cycle of intergenerational illiteracy by giving parents practical guidance and building their confidence as parents, teachers, and advocates for their children. Parents who want to improve their own literacy are also connected through Ready, Set, Read to community partners who can help them develop their skills.