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Children's Literacy Initiative (CLI)

990 Spring Garden Street,
4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Main Contact: Dr. Joel A. Zarrow

Business Description:

We work with teachers to improve instruction so that children can become powerful readers, writers and thinkers. We Coach Teachers We provide one-on-one and small group professional development in the classroom – providing demonstrations and feedback that help teachers incorporate effective balanced literacy practices into their daily work with students. We Supply Classrooms We provide the classrooms we work in with learning materials and collections of high-quality children’s literature. We also extend our professional development services online through LEARN (Literacy Education and Resource Network). We Host Workshops We provide workshops and seminars that build teachers’ knowledge of literacy content and pedagogy. This provides the foundational knowledge for future one-on-one professional development meetings. Theory of Action CLI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides educators with training and coaching in the most effective practices for early literacy instruction for prekindergarten through third grade. Our workshops and institutes build teachers’ understanding of literacy and the art and science of teaching children how to read and write. By focusing on professional skills that improve over time and are not lost when administrations, buildings, or curricula change, CLI helps create a sustainable, school-wide culture of literacy that introduces students to the joys of reading, writing, and life-long learning. Mission & Vision We envision a nation where every child has the power of literacy and the opportunity for a lifetime of success. Our goal is to close the gap in literacy achievement between disadvantaged children and their more affluent peers. We know that early reading = lifelong success. We also know that there is no stronger lever for improving student outcomes than giving teachers high-impact instructional strategies. During the 2016-2017 school year, we served over 3,500 prekindergarten through thi

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  • Established in 1988
  • Non Profit
  • Member Since 2017

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