Holiday Book Collection

We believe high-quality books are an integral part of early literacy education. Offering children a balance of fiction and nonfiction reading experiences can provide…

Are You a Writer?

I recently visited a second grade classroom to sit in on their Writing Workshop.  After the mini-lesson, the children settled into their writing spots…

Teachers at Play

There’s something really special about jumping into the imaginary world of the children in your care. But finding the balance between supporting children’s play…

School Districts are Critical Partners

School districts are critical partners for Children’s Literacy Initiative, as demonstrated in the successful launch of our Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale-up project in…

Improving Instruction leads to Student Engagement, Success, and Impact

We spoke with Leah Eller, a Kindergarten teacher at Green Valley Elementary in Denver, CO about her experience with CLI and why our partnership with teachers…

When Books Change Lives

Ingrid is a proud 2nd grader who loves to read. When asked to name her favorite book, she will tell you that she has…

Names: The Foundation for Reading and Writing

Learning to read and write is a big task! Luckily, our children enter preschool and kindergarten already equipped with one of the most powerful…

3 Books that Promote Positive Classroom Culture

Teachers often ask us to recommend books that promote a positive classroom culture. Below are some wonderful read alouds that can help children learn…

Children’s Literacy Initiative Receives $15,000 Grant from Provident Bank Foundation for Early Literacy Project in Kearny, NJ School District

KEARNY, New Jersey (September 27, 2017) – Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization partnering with educators to improve instruction so more children…

Children’s Literacy Initiative Wins the Top Honor in the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program

Library of Congress

Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) wins the 2017 David M. Rubenstein Prize, the top honor in the Library of Congress Literacy Awards program for the…

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