(Get Ready To Read)

Get Ready to Read ! (GRTR!) is a national initiative to build the early literacy skills of preschool-age children. The initiative provides an easy-to-administer, research-based screening tool to early childhood educators, child care providers, and parents in order to help them prepare all children to learn to read and write.

The Get Ready to Read! Program consists of several elements including the screening tool, skill-building activities, and Web site.

The Get Ready to Read screening tool, has a 20-item, research-based series of questions designed to gauge a child's grasp of pre-reading skills.

The skill-building activities that are part of the Get Ready to Read! Program allows parents and early education and child care professionals to help children further develop and strengthen their pre-reading skills.

These activities are available on the Get Ready to Read website.

The links found on the Get Ready to Read website are provided by an outside organization not formally affiliated with EEC and are provided by EEC as a convenience to users of the EEC website. EEC does not endorse any of these links, nor does EEC attest to the accuracy found in these links.

Information provided by the Department of Early Education and Care . Created on March 15, 2011