Building Literacy Every Child, Every Family, Every Day

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Every Child Can Read, Inc. believes all children deserve the opportunity to enter school prepared to learn and to read at or above grade level by the third grade. ECCR serves children in Wayne County, Indiana.

Every Child Can Read, Inc. is  a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.

Our Programs

3rd Grade Academy

When Vic Jose and Rick Ahaus learned that more than 40 percent of children in Wayne County were NOT prepared to learn when they started school, they tackled that issue with great intensity and created the K-Ready program.

K-Ready’s goal is to increase the number of Wayne County children who enter school prepared to learn.

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In 2007, concerned citizens led by Rick Ahaus and Vic Jose formed an independent, voluntary, community-based program with a single focus: to have all third-grade students in Richmond reading on grade level by the time they enter the fourth grade. They created a 501 (c) 3 organization to fund the first Third Grade Academy.

The Third Grade Academy’s goal is to ensure that every Third Grader in Richmond knows how to read at grade level by the end of third grade.

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Every Child Can Read14 hours ago
Through his struggle to make friends, Mr. Big helps remind us all, “you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.”
#booklady #readwithme #everychildcanread
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Every Child Can Read2 days ago
today is 'read a child a book you like day'. research shows that children who are read to do better in school. read to your children and support Every Child Can Read. they provide books to area children for FREEbut they can't do it without your contributions!

today's specials include mama's meatloaf and homemade goulash. and don't forget your fresh-baked cokies and soft serve ice cream.

we've missed you over the weekend so come see us today!

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Every Child Can Read2 days ago
Reading 15 minutes aloud with your children is such a great way to bond as well as sharpen reading skills. Snuggle up with one of your favorite books as a child, share your stories and memories. Kids love to learn more about our childhood favorites. #15minutesaloud #readwithme #readmorebooks #thebooklady #everychildcanread
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Every Child Can Read5 days ago
Now is a great time to catch up on “Goodnight with Dolly.” Don’t forget the printable, activity sheets, reading tips and more.
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Every Child Can Read7 days ago
This book is specially designed for babies' developing eyes! Your little one will love the high-contrast patterned art in "Checkers and Dot at the Zoo". #CanadaBook #ReadMore #DollysLibrary #ReadOnCanada

"We wanted to design a program that encouraged parents to read, put books into homes and provided tips for effective reading."

- Rick Ahaus, Board Member and Founder