The successful education of our children depends on the help of the entire community .
“Reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for literacy development and eventual reading success.” – National Council on Reading
We want kids to learn to love reading as early in life as possible..
As per statistics 50.3% of Contra Costa Residents with children experience high levels of poverty.
fewer than 30 percent of West Contra Costa third graders can read at grade level.
In some very low-income neighborhoods, fewer than 10 percent are fully literate. Local schools have embarked on a series of reforms to address these needs in the classroom, but the successful education of our children depends on the help of the entire community
West County Reads is here to help