We work with teachers to ensure
all children have the power of literacy.
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.
Teachers, Coaches & Families
We've created new resources to help teachers, coaches, and families continue
to provide the early literacy instruction our children need at home.
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.
We captured lessons in real classrooms, with real students, using relevant literacy objectives to illustrate the practices teachers will read about.
A NEW comprehensive Pre-K curriculum from Children's Literacy Initiative.
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