We work with teachers to ensure
all children have the power of literacy.
ESSER II & ARP Funds
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CHANGE STARTS WITH US
Fighting Social Injustice
The continued senseless violence perpetrated in communities of color must stop. It starts with all of us. Our organization is committed to doing our part in facilitating productive conversations about social injustice and racial equity.
A Letter from Our CEO
The world has changed, but our mission remains the same.
Empower a Child Today
Help us create powerful readers, writers and thinkers.
Our 2019-20 School Year
Transforming Literacy Instruction
30 Years of Experience
The American Institutes of Research report on a randomized control trial evaluation of CLI’s i3 Validation project found statistically significant results for our impact on teacher practice and student learning. Our approach and results are now part of the What Works Clearinghouse.
Pivoting its 30+ years’ experience while facing the COVID-19 pandemic, CLI provided teacher coaching and training to support schools and early literacy instruction in the virtual world. Shifting from an in-person model, CLI met the unique needs of educators and students as they transitioned to distance learning.
LEARN, is a free, go at your own pace website from Children’s Literacy Initiative that provides educators with a comprehensive, expanding, and research-based resource to read about, watch, and discuss the best practices for comprehensive early literacy instruction.
We captured lessons in real classrooms, with real students, using relevant literacy objectives to illustrate the practices teachers will read about.
Distance Teaching & Coaching Resources
Educators must be equipped with adequate resources and tools to successfully transition to distance learning. The downloadable documents outlined below provide teachers and coaches the roadmap to continue providing impactful instruction.
A VIRTUAL EVENT RECAP
Raise a Glass for Reading
After a season of showcasing the unique stories of the teachers we serve and emphasizing the importance and impact of continued support for our teachers, schools, and larger communities, we came together to celebrate literacy!
OUR TEACHERS ARE HEROES
Celebrating Teachers on the Frontline
Our teachers are HEROES! And they deserve to be celebrated! This year, to celebrate our teachers, we kick-off our Heroes celebration of teachers working on the frontlines! Join us, as we share a series of thank yous to just some of the special teachers we work with across our regions.
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