Early Literacy

Braille Institute – Special Collection and Partners in Literacy Program provides blind and visually impaired children with free braille books and storybook kits throughout the year. | More Information
California Preschool Learning Foundation provides language and literacy skills expected during the preschool years. | More Information
The Center for Early Literacy Learning provides mini-posters for parents and practitioners with ways to enhance daily activities and routines with literacy specific opportunities. | More Information
Colorin Colorado provides bilingual literacy resources for educators and families translated into 13 languages. | More Information
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for Books is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age five, including braille and audio formats. The website also contains tips and engagement activity ideas for parents. | More Information 
First Book provides books and reading guides for early literacy for children who need them through their network as well as free resources around diversity, social emotional development, and trauma. | More Information
First Library® is a three-year program that offers expectant and new single first time mothers in need books, educational support, new educational toys, supplies, and children's clothing. Participation in a free monthly book program/social service program or referral from a social service agency/medical caregiver is mandatory for participation in the First Library program. | More Information
Foundations in Emergent Literacy Instruction is a free training program for professionals on how to build emergent literacy skills for preschool aged children. | More Information

Hanen I’m Ready Book Nook provides ideas for books to read and strategies to use to build emergent literacy skills including print awareness, story comprehension, print knowledge and sound awareness. In addition to their website they have a terrific YouTube channel with explanations and examples. | More Information
Little Free Library is a non-profit that provides book-sharing boxes to build communities and literacy. You can search on their site for boxes near you. | More Information
Reach Out and Read  provides research and reading tips in both English and Spanish for parents of young children. | More Information     
Reading Rockets provides information and tips for parents in multiple language for early literacy. | More Information
STAR – Sit Together and Read provides book suggestions and read-aloud practices designed for professionals and caregivers on how to build print awareness. | More Information