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Early literacy is a key first step in getting children ready for school. With guidance, parents and caregivers can build a rich literacy environment for children, even during the first year of life.

With a one-year planning grant from the Barbara Bush Foundation on Family Literacy, BHB will integrate family literacy education into home visiting, WIC, and early childhood programs offered through the Baltimore City Health Department.


Enoch Pratt Free Library * Baltimore City Public School System * Baltimore Reads * The Judy Centers * Eight home visiting programs operating in Baltimore City * WIC program * Baltimore Infants & Toddlers program * Head Start * Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation (adult literacy services) * Maryland Department of Education * The What To Expect Foundation * Morgan State University * University of Maryland * Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health * Carson Research

The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy funds literacy programs in the United States.




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Sponsored by the Office of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,
Baltimore City Health Department,
The Family League of Baltimore, and
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield