The mission of MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS (MWFB) is to foster and support the success of children in our community through cultivating a love of books and reading. MWFB provides a full continuum of early literacy education, programs, and resources to make sharing books an important and enjoyable part of families' lives. Our highest priority is to serve economically disadvantaged families with young children (birth through five) and early childhood professionals in under-served areas of Tucson and southern Arizona. MWFB envisions a community in which all children enter kindergarten with the necessary early literacy skills to be successful in school and throughout life.
The Importance of Early Literacy
Success begins way before a child ever steps foot in a classroom. If we make sure young children experience quality early education and literacy-rich environments, if we ensure they have developmentally appropriate books and adults who read to them every day, they have a better chance of getting to kindergarten ready to learn. When children start kindergarten prepared, they are far more likely to graduate from high school, stay out of trouble with the law, and become productive members of the workforce.