Every Child Ready to Read

Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) ®, a joint project of the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC), is a hands-on, research-based program designed to help public libraries further their roles in helping children prepare to become readers and lifelong learners.
 
ECRR is based on current brain development research and has become a model for public libraries to train parents, caregivers, teachers, and librarians in the six pre-reading skills and five early literacy practices.
 
Through ECRR training and resources, there has been a field-wide shift in early literacy programming in libraries, with a focus on using ECRR to engage, educate, and empower parents to help their children become ready to read.