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The 2017 Books and Vines is on Friday, September 8. Guests will be treated to an evening of exquisite food and wine while they learn about and invest in The Children's Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia.
Every year 40% of children walk into kindergarten one-to-three years behind.
But there is something you can do to help. Our READY! for Kindergarten parent workshops help you learn how to prepare your child for school success.
Bechtel National, Inc. provides grant to prevent Summer Learning Loss through our Feeding Summer Minds Program.
KENNEWICK, Wash. Funded by a Bechtel National, Inc. grant, The Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia is helping children continue to learn during the summer by providing high-quality books through its Feeding Summer Minds Program.
Make An Impact!
READY! for Kindergarten closes the achievement gap by engaging parents and caregivers in a child’s early learning. Our READY! for Kindergarten workshops are free to Kennewick families and caregivers with children birth to age 5.
Once a child begins school, teachers partner with families to continue nurturing every student’s literacy skills. We proudly provide a 75-book library to first-year teachers who are in their first full-time classroom assignment since certification.
Team Read is a volunteer tutoring program to help struggling first, second and third graders develop their literacy skills. Team Read is active in seven elementary schools in the Kennewick School District.
School-age children can lose three months of reading skills in just one summer. The READ Up literacy program helps keep reading a part of daily summer routines with free books and fun events.