In March 2011, Back to Basics launched its “Reading is Basic” program, with a modest goal to help Title 1 students across New Castle County, Delaware. Seven years later, the program has reached hundreds of students of all ages and provided thousands of books, free of charge.
The Reading is Basic program operates on a simple and well documented premise: all children should have a home that is a literature-rich environment. “According to research, children who live in literature-rich environments and who are read to during the first years of life are more likely to learn to read on schedule,” explains Back to Basics Director Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.
The Reading is Basic program makes these age appropriate books available to Title I students serviced by the company. Back to Basics’ teachers distribute the books to the students, which they can enjoy, then take home and keep. Currently, the company services hundreds of Title I students from school districts throughout the county for supplemental instruction.
“The statistics are frightening. Children in low income households own approximately ten times fewer books than children in middle class households. The result is that the gap between low and high income children’s reading comprehension scores averages over 40 points,” says Stewart.
The “Reading is Basic Program” is a joint effort between Back to Basics Learning Dynamics and the Delaware literacy organization Success Won’t Wait.
To learn more about this program, as well as Back to Basics’ efforts through a variety of other community initiatives, please visit in In the Community Page.
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