Literacy is the very foundation of all learning and the pathway to liberation for every human being.
Learn more about our pathway to liberation.
Register today for CLI's Kindergarten Workshop – Enhancing Equity and Inclusion in Kindergarten Read Alouds.
Beyond the Bookshelf – Supporting teachers and empowering children for educational equity and joy.
Inspiring a Lifelong Love of Literacy – CLI’s 2023 Impact Report is here!
Our 2022-23 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.
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.
Literacy Education and Resource Network
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.
NEWS AND UPDATES
Dr. Diana Greene Joins CLI as New CEO
ESSER II & ARP Funds
Learn how you can use ESSER funding to amplify learning recovery.
Her Legacy. Their Future. A Donor Story
LITERACY TO LIBERATION
CLI Announces Jason Reynolds as its Literacy Champion!
Jason Reynolds joins CLI as Literacy Champion to raise awareness and drive donations for Literacy to Liberation Campaign.