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Supporting Research


The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3 - Hart and Risley

Ready for Kindergarten -

Kindergarten Learning Gap - Lynn Fielding

No Rich Child Left Behind - Sean Reardon

Early Literacy Initiative

Goal of the Early Literacy Team: When a child enters Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten in our community, they will have the skills they need to succeed. 


Partners: Brentwood Union School District, Brentwood Library, REading ADvantage, Contra Costa County Library, Delta First 5, Head Start, Tandem, and the Village Community Resource Center.


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Events and Activities

Parent Power Event - April 2015

Flyer - English and Spanish

Parent Power Event - January 2015

Flyer: English      Spanish

Printed Resources

Parent Power Bookmarks

English      Spanish

Why Read 20 Minutes at Home?

English and Spanish

Tackling the 30 Million Word Gap

Slide Presentation

Tips if Reading is Difficult for You

English      Spanish

Four Stages of Reading

English      Spanish