Literacy Partnerships

All About Books works with many early literacy organizations, including Reach Out and Read, Parent-Child Home Programs, Parents as Teachers, Smart Start, WIC to name a few. In addition to book vending and donations, we attend national and regional conferences for these organizations and personally visit program coordinators which we regularly work with. As a preferred vendor of early childhood literature, we stay cognizant of programs’ changing needs on both an organization and coordinator level, doing everything we can to ensure that the children they serve receive books of the highest quality.

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is the only national early literacy organization working directly with pediatric care providers to share the lifelong benefits that result from families reading aloud to their children every day. We know that nurturing, language-rich interactions like reading aloud together give young children a foundation for success. By integrating these experiences into pediatric care and providing the tools and encouragement families need to read aloud together, we can transform pediatric care practices and give children of all backgrounds and means a better start to life.

The Reach Out and Read program begins in infancy and continues through age five, with a special emphasis on children growing up in low-income communities. Pediatric teams provide new, age- and language-appropriate books and share literacy advice with children and parents at each well-child visit. The program is both cost-effective, and evidence-based: research shows that Reach Out and Read results in more frequent reading at home, more enjoyment by families reading together, and accelerated language development. The effectiveness of our model is recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics in a policy statement that recommends early literacy promotion as an essential component of pediatric care.

Reach Out and Read’s 34,000 pediatric clinicians served 4.8 million children and shared 7.4 million books at 6,300 program sites around the country over the last year.

All About Books works with many Reach Out and Read sites throughout the country and attends their annual National conference as well as many regional affiliate conferences

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an international nonprofit organization that aims to support a child’s early development and health through educating and engaging their parents and caregivers. PAT uses an evidence-based model to educate parents through personal home visit and group meetings. PAT operates in various settings, including schools, hospitals, faith-based organizations and housing communities.

Parent as Teacher affiliates can be found in all 50 states and internationally. They serve over 100,000 children in the United States. Each affiliate has paid PAT-trained and certified parent educators that provide monthly personal visits to families and is focused on the following:

  • Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parenting practices
  • Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issue
  • Prevent child abuse and neglect
  • Increase children’s school readiness and school success

All About Books works with many PAT affiliates throughout the country and attends their annual conference.

Smart Start

Smart Start is a nationally recognized leader in early childhood and healthy development. Our network of early childhood partnerships provides expertise, guidance and infrastructure to ensure North Carolina children receive the care and nurturing they need to thrive. Tailored to meet the specific needs of each community, we invest in early education, literacy, health and family support so that our children are ready to succeed, lead productive lives and contribute to a strong, vibrant North Carolina.

All About Books works with many Smart Start programs throughout North Carolina and attends their annual conference.

Link to “Why Smart Start Works”

WIC (Women Infants Children)

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children - better known as the WIC Program - serves to safeguard the health of low-income pregnant, postpartum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating including breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care. Some WIC programs also include books as a program benefit.

All About Books works with many WIC programs throughout the country.

Link to USDA WIC Fact Sheet:

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