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First time PARENTS

PARENT Education so KI DS are Team Read has provided one-on-one tutoring to select elementary schools in the Kennewick School District since 2000. Tutors work with 1st-3rd grade students with a goal to help kids learn to read early and well.

READY! for Kindergarten provides quarterly parent education on 25 developmental stages and Kindergarten readiness targets. 

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FREE to all parents in the Kennewick School District Classes geared to your child’s age FREE curriculum FREE educational toys FREE child care while you attend Parents and guardians living outside the school district boundaries may attend for a fee

Call (509) 222-5035 or visit:

90 percent of all third grade students read at or above grade level Volunteers are asked to commit to a tutoring schedule of two, 30minute sessions a week Substitute and bilingual tutors are also needed In 2012, more than 260 students enrolled in the program. More than 160 volunteers committed to make a difference in the life of a child

To sign up to volunteer, visit or call (509) 222-7324


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FREE workshops to expectant parents and new parents of children under the age of 1 Bilingual Classes Topics include nutrition, safety, feeding and much more Parents who attend at least 5 of the 6 workshops will continue to receive books till their child’s 5th birthday!

Register today by calling (509) 987-BABY or visit

Read everywhere

Books for all ages

Through READY! for Kindergarten, Team Read, Our Babies Can’t Wait and Books for Babies (supported by MSA) the Children’s Reading Foundation of the Mid-Columbia is implementing programs that begin at birth to make certain that children learn to read, and read well.

There are hundreds of excellent books for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-age children. Here are a few of our favorites:

A partnership with Goodwill Industries of the Columbia allows us to support new educators by providing First Teacher Libraries. We distribute thousands of books annually and Columbia Center Rotary book baskets can be found in hundreds of waiting rooms and offices throughout the area. Our goal is to help children develop a love of reading, but in order to achieve that goal we need to make literacy a community priority.

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For Babies: Peek-a-Boo by Janet & Allen Ahlberg Hug by Jez Alborough Finger Rhymes by Marc Brown Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown

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For Toddlers: Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang So Much by Trish Cooke Is Your Mama a Llama? By Deborah Guarino Zoom City by Thacher Hurd For Preschoolers: Alphabet Rescue by Audrey Wood Flower Garden by Eve Bunting Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss My Map Book by Sara Fanelli For School-Age Children: Stone Soup by Marcia Brown The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg Swimmy by Leo Lionni To learn more about programs or community reading events, visit us at

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