Empower Georgia’s Teachers with Strategies that Really Change Children’s Lives

Make Your School a Read Right from the Start School

Tested in Classrooms. Proven to Work.


Our strategies are already used in many Georgia preschool and pre-k classrooms. We’ve seen firsthand the impact they have on children, engaging and enlightening them today and opening doors to future achievement. After one year of applying Read Right from the Start strategies, students in Metro-Atlanta YMCA classrooms showed improvements in sound awareness, language development, and vocabulary.

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82% performed at or above average in vocabulary

More than 70% performed at or above average in oral language and reading readiness

95% performed at or above average in print and alphabet knowledge

Focus on Developing Language Skills Early

Studies show children who fail to meet grade level reading standards by 3rd grade may never catch up to their peers. Worse, they are more likely to eventually drop out of school completely. So, the most important thing we can do is teach them language skills, the ability to understand and use broad, rich vocabulary.


Conforms to All Georgia State Educational Guidelines

We’re approved by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) to offer continuing education credits for teachers and our strategies meet many Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS).

“Read Right from the Start will give you practical tools to dramatically benefit the children in your classrooms, giving them the power to be successful in elementary school and well beyond.”

– Lydia Thacker, VP of Child Care & Diversity, YMCA of Metro Atlanta

Launch Read Right from the Start in Your School

Send us your contact information and we’ll work directly with you and your organization.