Raising a Reader operates in 3,000 locations across the nation.
Raising a Reader helps families develop, practice, and maintain home literacy habits.
This map only shows programs funded by South Carolina First Steps. For more information about services available in your area, contact your local First Steps partnership.
Raising a Reader is designed for families with children ages 0-8, with a focus on the preschool years.
Families with babies and toddlers
Families with preschool-aged children
The program includes a weekly book rotation, parent engagement, literacy experiences, and library connections.
A focus on language and literacy development
Raising a Reader fosters healthy brain development; improves early literacy and language skills; promotes family engagement, and fosters intrinsic reading motivation.