Every Child Ready to Read

Project Overview

Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) Family Workshop is a series of three 45-minute sessions that involve young children and their parents in learning about early literacy practices that help prepare children to be successful in school. Early literacy practices are highlighted and parents have a chance to practice them with their child. Fun interactive activities, practical tips, and resources are shared during each session. Materials for families and your library are available from the Read to Me program at no cost to your publicly-funded Idaho library. Workshop scripts in English and Spanish are provided. 

Libraries agree to each of the following:

  • To provide a series of 3 family workshops. Workshops should loosely follow the ECRR  scripts found on ICfL’s website at: http://libraries.idaho.gov/doc/resources-ecrr-participants
  • To request supplies 3 weeks before first workshop
  • To have each family complete a survey and return these to ICfL no later than two weeks after the final workshop
  • To complete an online report summary no later than two weeks after the final workshop

Libraries will receive the following items to support their workshops:

  • One paperback book ("Dig Dig Digging") - available in English or Spanish - (per family)
  • One set of magnetic letters - (per family)
  • One Read to Me tote bag (per family)
  • One music CD - available in English or Spanish - (per family)
  • One writing kit - with blank book and writing tools - (per child)
  • ICfL literacy support materials to use as resources  - as requested here

Current participating libraries can scheduled their ECRR workshops to be held anytime between September 2018 - May 2019. 

Applications for the 2018-2019 program year are now closed. (Deadline to apply is typically May 31st each year.)


2018-2019 Forms and Resources

The following forms must be completed and returned to ICfL within two weeks
of completing the workshop series:

If you have any questions, please contact Kristina at kristina.taylor@libraries.idaho.gov or Staci at staci.shaw@libraries.idaho.gov