Independent Evaluation Finds Blueprint has Significant Impact on Students & Teachers

Independent Evaluation finds Children’s Literacy Initiative Pre-K Program, Blueprint, Boosts Student Achievement and Teacher Quality

Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to improve early literacy instruction, announced the findings from Children’s Literacy Initiative’s Blueprint for Early Literacy: An evaluation of implementation and impact on teacher and child outcomes. This report showed that the implementation of CLI’s pre-kindergarten (pre-K) curriculum, Blueprint for Early Literacy (Blueprint), had a substantial impact on students’ vocabulary …

CLI Wins EIR Grant

Children’s Literacy Initiative Receives $4M Five-Year Grant from U.S. Dept. of Ed. to Improve Preschool Instruction & Achievement

PHILADELPHIA Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to improve early literacy instruction, was recently awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s Early-Phase Education Innovation and Research (EIR) grant. The highly competitive grant, totaling nearly $4 million, will allow CLI to combine its teacher coaching success and curriculum development expertise to create the necessary, transformative approach to pre-kindergarten …

Phillips66 donates to CLI for their work in Elizabeth NJ

Children’s Literacy Initiative & Phillips 66 Help Elizabeth Preschoolers Learn to Read

ELIZABETH, N.J. MARCH 12, 2018 The national non-profit organization Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) and Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery, in Linden, N.J., are helping local four-year-olds learn to read by bringing high-quality early literacy instruction and rich children’s book collections to eight Elizabeth Public Schools’ prekindergarten (Pre-K) classrooms. Advised by Bayway Refinery managers, Phillips 66 recently donated $35,000 to deliver CLI’s …

PEW Provides 3 Year Grant

Children’s Literacy Initiative Receives Three-Year Grant from Pew

Philadelphia, May 4 — Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working with educators locally and nationally to get more children reading proficiently by 3rd grade, announces that it has been awarded a grant by The Pew Charitable Trusts to increase the number of Philadelphia-area pre-kindergarten classrooms offering quality early literacy instruction. The grant, totaling $186,000 over three years, …

Our Case for Support

Our case for support Help us provide Black and Latinx children the high-quality & culturally sustaining literacy instruction they deserve. From Literacy to Liberation. For Black and Latinx children, learning to read is more than skill development – it is an act of liberation. Racial inequity deepens when we fail to teach Black and Latinx children to read. CLI is …

The Read – January 2020

Looking Toward A New Decade From the CEO – Joel Zarrow, Ph.D. Hello, 2020! All of us at CLI are proud of what we’ve achieved in the last decade, but we’re really looking forward to what’s to come. This year, we’re building on our success in Pre-K by launching a new, comprehensive curriculum called Blueprint for Early Learning. Students in …

Broward County Public Schools

EAST REGION Broward County Public Schools SHARE THIS PAGE   Transforming Early Education In 2015, Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) leveraged a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale-Up grant to partner with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in seven of the district’s highest-needs schools. The results: CLI-served schools accelerated more students to grade-level (as measured by the FSA) …

The Read – March 2019

Planting Seeds for Change From the CEO – Joel Zarrow, Ph.D. It’s spring! For many people, that means cleaning. Here at CLI, we are gearing up for our annual Spring Planning Week which brings staff together at our Philadelphia headquarters to share ideas and feedback and set goals for the next school year. In the classroom, spring cleaning is a …

The Read – December 2018

What are you reading this month? From the CEO – Joel Zarrow, Ph.D. Children’s Literacy Initiative is so grateful to each of you who have participated in our first-ever Read-A-Thon. I hope you’re following CLI on social media to see the videos we’ve been posting for #30daysofreading. I want to let you know about a book I just loved: Manhattan …

Teachers

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