We work with teachers to ensure
all children have the power of literacy.
ESSER II & ARP Funds
Learn how you can use ESSER funding to amplify learning recovery
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.
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.
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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.
TRANSFORMING PRE-K EDUCATION
Blueprint for Early Learning, a high-quality research-based Pre-K curriculum, provides a detailed set of teaching plans and resources for teachers to deliver engaging, intentional, and responsive Pre-K instruction. Our new Blueprint curriculum follows a clear scope and sequence organized into ten highly engaging thematic units that lead to purposeful and authentic learning.
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!