MAKE WAY FOR BOOKS promotes early literacy, especially in limited-resource areas in Tucson and southern Arizona. We provide a full continuum of services that give young children (birth through age 5) the opportunity to fall in love with books and reading. 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.