Literacy begins at birth

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Do you think the first day of kindergarten is when a child’s learning begins? Research shows that 90 percent of a child’s brain develops before age 5, with the most significant development from birth to age 3.

Literacy begins at birth. And getting our students reading on grade level involves much more than classroom instruction.

That’s where the Blueprint for Early Childhood Success comes in. This framework, recently released by the Nashville Literacy Collaborative, Mayor Megan Barry and Dr. Shawn Joseph, calls for a citywide effort to double the number of third-graders reading on grade level by 2025.

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