Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc. in a unique partnership with the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait, Inc., recently provided over 300 books to Title 1 students in celebration of National I Love to Read Month. Together, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics and Success Won’t Wait launched the “Reading is Basic Program” in 2011 and this month marks the program’s second anniversary. Since its inception, the program has provided over 2,000 books to Title 1 schoolchildren in grades K-8.
This partnership links together two organizations with a common quest: to eradicate illiteracy in the State of Delaware and to provide the educational tools for success to those who need them most.
“At Back to Basics, we strongly believe in supporting our local community, particularly in the area of literacy, which is the basic building block of education,” explains Back to Basics’ Director Beverly Stewart, M.Ed. “In fact, the Reading is Basic program is only one of several joint efforts between Back to Basics and Success Won’t Wait. Other literacy projects have included book drives at our Educational Facility in Wilmington, as well as the delivery of hundreds of children’s book baskets throughout the state, containing thousands of children’s books.”
Currently, Back to Basics services over 150 Title I students from the Red Clay, Colonial, Brandywine, Smyrna, and Appoquinimink school districts for supplemental instruction. Using book donations from Success Won’t Wait’s collection, Back to Basics makes the age-appropriate books available to these students, which they can take home and keep.
The Reading is Basic project was created in response to literacy statistics that rank access to reading materials as one of the most important predictors of a child’s future reading success. According to Sanford Newman in his book American’s Child Care Crisis: A Crime Prevention Tragedy, ““The most successful way to improve the reading achievement of low-income children is to increase their access to print. Communities ranking high in achievement tests have several factors in common: an abundance of books in public libraries, easy access to books in the community at large and a large number of textbooks per student.”
Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is the undisputed leader in one-on-one tutoring in Delaware. In addition, the company offers a unique Department of Education-approved K-12 Private School in Wilmington, Delaware and a Delaware Business and Trade School for ages 16 and older. Back to Basics is the winner of numerous awards for academic and business excellence including the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.