Literacy Lab believes in an interactive blended approach to early learning. Many education centers lack the necessary tools to help bridge the 30-million word gap that exists between low-income children and their higher-income counterparts. Our Bookcase Library program places bookcases filled with approximately 30 age-appropriate books in child development centers, state funded preschools and elementary schools. All of the books are new children’s books selected to be developmentally appropriate, language-diverse, and culturally relevant selected to support critical thinking, vocabulary, and background knowledge development. Book lists reflect Common Core and STEaM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) content.
Literacy Lab works with multi-site service providers and school systems, which enables us to have a broad reach, touching nearly every child in need in a particular age or grade in a particular community. In partnership with other support organizations, we have the capacity to rally volunteers, businesses, and a community of supporters to make sure every child in a community has books they can call their own.