Early Literacy Efforts in Arizona

September 30, 2013
Location: Arizona Community Foundation

The ability to read proficiently by third grade is vital to a child’s future academic and professional success. Literacy is a common thread among the four key skills of a 21st century student: critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.

We learned about the public/private collaboration, Read On Arizona; Arizona’s State Literacy Plan; Move on When Reading (ARS 15-701) and what is needed to build an early literacy system that improves language and literacy outcomes for Arizona’s children from birth through age eight – delivering the right program at the right time to every child.

Terri Clark
Arizona Literacy Director

Kathy Hrabluk
Associate Superintendent, Arizona Department of Education

Karen Woodhouse
Chief Program Officer, First Things First