To continue to align literacy curriculum and interventions with the Common Core Standards for school-aged children (K to 3rd grade).
To provide professional development for transitional kindergarten teachers in Oakland.
For the Oakland Preschool Initiative, a project to expand access and use of the Read Aloud Guide developed for teachers and caregivers. Bring Me a Book will provide training, classrooms libraries and parent engagement workshops for 25 Oakland preschools.
To provide a summer literacy program for students that helps reduce summer learning loss.
To purchase and deliver language and age appropriate summer reading books to Oakland Transitional Kindergartens in order to improve literacy and reduce summer learning loss.
To support the development of a research based action plan to meet the cities grade level reading goals.
To reduce early disparities in literacy development for Oakland students by offering in-school literacy tutoring.
To increase reading proficiency through in-school and after-school literacy intervention programs.
To improve preschool site facilities and update/replace worn materials and equipment.
A state of the art professional development and support system that works with community providers and teachers of preschool and transitional kindergarten children to improve outcomes in language, and enhance the social and emotional development of young children.