Right now, nearly three in five Santa Cruz third-graders are failing to reach basic levels of literacy. The Santa Cruz Reading Corps serves in preschool and Transitional Kindergarten classrooms, with children from age 3 to 5, to embed research-based early literacy strategies, the SEEDS of Early Literacy.
Santa Cruz Reading Corps tutors support identified children at risk of third grade reading failure by providing them with these daily, research-based interventions, ultimately guiding them to become successful readers.
“Reading proficiency by the end of third grade…can be a make-or-break benchmark in a child’s educational
development. – Annie E. Casey Foundation
Here is a recent interview with a Santa Cruz Reading Corps tutor: