What We Do
"Reading is not optional."
- Walter Dean Myers, Author and U.S. Ambassador for Young People's Literature
BCDI-Atlanta coordinates programs, activities, and training to ensure reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade for all students. Engages students, families, and educators.
Developed by the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI), NBCDI’s Read to Succeed program is designed to promote early literacy and language development by supporting families with children between birth and eight years old to establish home libraries with culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate children’s books and providing them with supplementary resources through our National Affiliate Network, including BCDI-Atlanta. With support from NBCDI, BCDI-Atlanta provides young children and their families with children’s books designed to foster early literacy skills and establish at-home libraries.
BCDI-Atlanta's Early Literacy Super Saturdays
Engage educators, parents, and support staff in learning how to support young children's development of early literacy skills.
BCDI-Atlanta's Early Literacy Institute
Engage educators, parents, and support staff to learn how to plan developmentally appropriate language and literacy experiences for young children.
Early Care & Education