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What You Need to Know About the Early Literacy Success Initiative

Early Literacy Success Initiative

In 2023, through the leadership of Governor Kotek, the Oregon Legislature established early literacy as a top priority. In creating the Early Literacy Success Initiative, they identified four goals:

  1. Increase early literacy for children from birth to third grade; 
  2. Reduce literacy academic disparities for student groups that have historically experienced academic disparities;
  3. Increase support to parents and guardians to enable them to be partners in the development of their children’s literacy skills and knowledge; and
  4. Increase access to early literacy learning through support that is research-aligned, culturally responsive, student-centered and family-centered.

These goals will be accomplished through four programs: the Early Literacy Success School District Grants, the Early Literacy Success Community Grants, Early Literacy Success Tribal Grants, and the Birth through Five Literacy Plan (administered through the Department of Early Learning and Care).

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