America Reads, a national campaign that was initiated in 1997, challenges every American to help our children learn to read well and independently by the end of elementary school. Nationwide, there are approximately 1200 colleges and universities participating in the America Reads Challenge.
There are programs through both Delaware State University and University of Delaware.
(302) 741-2889 or 1-800-USA-LEARN.
The purpose of the Delaware Coalition for Literacy (DCL) works with organizations and individuals to prevent and eliminate illiteracy in Delaware. This organization has information on many literacy programs throughout the state. It also runs adult education classes and helps with appropriate referrals to other areas. DCL also runs a statewide literacy helpine.
P.O. Box 716 Newark, DE 19715
(302) 366-8771 or 1-800-464-HELP
Head Start is a federally funded program that promotes optimal prenatal care and early development through the provision of comprehensive services, including early intervention, family literacy, and advocacy services. There are multiple sites throughout the state, contact the collaboration office to determine the appopriate site.
Head Start Collaboration Office – (302) 735-4245
These statewide programs stress the importance of reading aloud. Volunteers read at child care centers, Head Start Programs, and Kindergarten classrooms, one on one to preschool children. Family Literacy Programs focus on integrating read aloud time into busy family schedules.
For Inquiries In Kent County:
9 E. Loockerman St., Suite 203
Dover, DE 19901
For Inquiries In Sussex County:
108 N. Bedford St.
P.O. Box 60
Georgetown, DE 19947
For Inquiries In New Castle County:
100 W. 10th St., Ste. 309
P.O. Box 25249
Wilmington, DE 19899
MARK Literacy Center’s mission is to provide quality basic education to Kent County, DE adults (16+/out of school). The objective of MARK is to meet individual learning needs of adults with low-level reading, writing and math skills through one-on-one tutoring.
504 S Broad Street Middletown, DE 19709
The William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Program is an education program for the Nation’s economically challenged families that is designed to improve the academic achievement of young children and their parents, especially in the areas of reading and language. Even Start offers promise for helping families with low literacy skills by early childhood education, adult education, and parentng activities.
DE Department of Public Instruction
35 Commerce Way, Suite #2
Dover, DE 19904
Free one-to-one tutoring in basic literacy and English language skills to adults over 16 in northern New Castle County. Family Literacy program provided for parent and child.
PO Box 2083
Wilmington, DE 19899