Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read partners with medical providers to ensure success in school for all of America’s children.  We are an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children’s books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Reach Out and Read builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning in infancy. As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, Reach Out and Read incorporates early literacy into pediatric practice, equipping parents with tools and knowledge to ensure that their children are prepared to learn when they start school.

Reach Out and Read serves more than 4 million children and their families annually. Reach Out and Read families read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills. During the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests. These early foundational language skills help start children on a path of success when they enter school.

Local pediatric offices currently receiving funding for Reach Out and Read:

ECU Pediatrics
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville NC  27834
252-744-2540
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Pirate Pediatrics
118 Oakmont Drive
Greenville NC  27858
252-364-8790
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