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Early Reading First (ERF)

ERF  Program

Early Reading First, part of the President's "Good Start, Grow Smart" initiative, is designed to transform existing early education programs into centers of excellence that provide high-quality, early education to young children, especially those from low-income families. The overall purpose of the Early Reading First Program is to prepare young children to enter kindergarten with the necessary language, cognitive, and early reading skills to prevent reading difficulties and ensure school success.

ERF Mission Statement

The mission of Early Reading First is to ensure that all children enter kindergarten with the necessary language, cognitive, and early reading skills for continued success in school.

For more information about Early Reading First (ERF), go to http://www.ed.gov/programs/earlyreading/index.html  where you will find more information on ERF history, program goals, current ERF grants, etc.

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