Child care reading class
Photo by Victor Rojas, Wise Wolf Media

Miami-Dade Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Miami-Dade Grade Level Reading Campaign LogoA coalition of community members comprised of agencies, organizations, providers, institutions and individuals, hosted by The Children’s Trust, that meets regularly with the goal of elevating literacy for all Miami-Dade County’s children. The collaborative meets every other month to leverage resources, break through silos, expand community partnerships, strengthen public policy, increase supports for infant and toddlers, and support pre-kindergarten through third grade literacy efforts before, during and after school hours. The Campaign is comprised of three committees, School Readiness, Summer Slide & Afterschool, Attendance and Health, to ensure every partner has a seat at the table. The elements of Family Engagement and Children with Disabilities are woven throughout the three committees.

Resources

 
The MDGLR campaign partners have created a questionnaire to further understand the literacy landscape of the county, whether programming is focused on awareness raising, behavior changing, intervention or prevention. The Campaign partners are innovative and have created a School Readiness Toolkit as well as an Annual Summer Book Battle to encourage a love of reading throughout the summer months when learning loss can be substantial. 
 
For optimal brain development, several factors must be present in the life of all children, including children with diverse abilities: a responsive and nurturing caregiver, the use of rich language, play and good nutrition. As a collaborative we are eager to encourage community agencies, leaders and families to intentionally work together toward achieving a child's full potential including a readiness to learn upon entering kindergarten. 
 
Join the Campaign by completing this questionnaire that will help to better define the literacy landscape of Miami-Dade.