Critical Importance for Early Literacy
Vision2Read Initiative and Countywide Partnerships with County Supervisors, Preschool Services, First Five and ChildrensFund to early literacy program Footsteps 2 Brilliance
Reading at grade level by third grade is one of the greatest predictors of children’s success in school, their likelihood of going to college, and their future earning potential. 1
In support of the Countywide Vision and the Regional Goal of supporting every child from cradle to career, the Vision2Read initiative is a campaign designed to:
Focus attention on the importance of reading;
Highlight literacy-related programs and services throughout San Bernardino County; and
Connect people to available literacy resources and/or volunteer opportunities.
Vision2Read invites all of San Bernardino County to join this effort and help “raise the bar” for literacy in our community and advance our efforts to achieve the Countywide Vision.
Source: “Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters,” A KIDS COUNT Special Report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2010.