Partners and Resources

  • Raising Readers

    Portland, Maine
    Promotes reading aloud to children in Maine ages birth to 5 years. We provide Family Practice and Pediatric providers beautiful new books to give to children at well child visits 2 months to 5 years. For newborns, raising readers gives books in canvas totes to Maine hospitals, birth centers, midwives, and adoption agencies.

  • Reading Rockets

    Launching Young Readers
    WETA’s Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative that looks at how young children learn to read, why so many struggle, and what we can do to help them. The resources are aimed at parents and educators of kids in preschool through grade 3, and is funded by the Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

    National Association for the Education of Young Children
    The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children with nearly 100,000 members, a national network of over 300 local, state, and regional Affiliates, and a growing global alliance of like-minded organizations. NAEYC is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.
  • RIF

    Reading is Fundamental
    RIF is the oldest and largest children's and family nonprofit literacy organization in the United States. RIF’s highest priority is reaching underserved children from birth to age 8. Through community volunteers in every state and U.S. territory, RIF provides 4.5 million children with 16 million new, free books and literacy resources each year.

    National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
    NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, is our nation’s leading voice for child care. We work with more than 800 state and local Child Care Resource & Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to high-quality, affordable child care. NACCRRA leads projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.
  • One Economy

    One Economy Corporation is a global nonprofit organization that uses innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information to low-income people, giving them valuable tools for building better lives. We help bring broadband into the homes of low-income people, employ youth to train their community members to use technology effectively, and provide public-purpose media properties that offer a wealth of information on education, jobs, health care and other vital issues. Our mission is to maximize the potential of technology to help low-income people improve their lives and enter the economic mainstream.
  • The Whole Child

    ASCD calls on parents, educators, policymakers, and communities to join forces to ensure our children become productive, engaged citizens. Our children deserve an education that emphasizes academic rigor as well as the essential 21st-century skills of critical thinking and creativity.
PBS KIDS: Raising Readers