Community Resources & Early Interventions

Early interventions and access to literacy resources are critical for shaping a child’s educational trajectory and overall success in life. Literacy lays the foundation for learning across all subjects and is essential for effective communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. By identifying and addressing literacy challenges early on, we can empower children to reach their full potential, break cycles of disadvantage, and foster a more equitable society.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Republic of Ireland. Learn more on the Imagination Library site. 

The Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation is committed to sustaining early literacy programs for children statewide. Their five key programs are Birth–5 Book Delivery through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Storybook Trails, Book Buses, Caregiver Engagement, and K–3 Home Library. Visit their website for more information on their programs.

Head Start is a nationally recognized child development program designed to meet the educational, mental, nutritional, and social needs of 3- and 4-year-olds and their families. Head Start helps all children succeed. Special Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Learn more on their website.

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