The Scholastic Commitment to Early Learning
"Early learning closes knowledge gaps before they begin. Everyone can make a difference in supporting children and helping them to become lifelong learners, giving them a chance for success from birth throughout their lives. At Scholastic, that’s what we’re focused on."
— Greg Worrell, President of Scholastic Education
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- First Lady Chirlane McCray, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery Announce Early Childhood Development Initiative
- DHS Commissioner, Schools Chancellor, and NYC Service Partner With Scholastic To Launch Literacy Program In 20 DHS Shelters, Serving Over 4,000 Children
- Half a Million New Children’s Books Will Be Distributed through Pediatric Clinics to Help Close the Word Gap
- Scholastic Pledges Over $1 Million Worth of Books and Professional Learning Opportunities at White House Early Learning Event
- Scholastic Announces First-of-Their-Kind Literacy Events to Help Schools Support Family and Community Engagement
- Scholastic Kicks Off the 2014 School Year with Expanded Resources to Help Get Kids Preschool-Ready
- Business, Medical, and Non-Profit Partners Launch New National Effort at CGI America to Help Close the Word Gap
The Scholastic commitment to early learning reflects our long-standing support for children during the first five years of life and our belief that investments in high-quality early learning programs pay long-term dividends both for young children and for the country as a whole. Through partnerships, quality books and learning programs, Scholastic aims to transform lives and help close the achievement gap before it begins.
By forming alliances and partnerships with key organizations, Scholastic helps raise awareness about important early learning initiatives affecting classrooms and families across the country.
- “Love is NYC”: First Lady Chirlane McCray worked with Scholastic in April 2015 to develop an original Scholastic baby book called “Love is NYC,” specifically for NYC babies and infants. This book was donated as part of the larger “Talk To Your Baby, Their Brain Depends On It” initiative, in partnership with New York City Children’s Cabinet and Too Small to Fail.
- “Invest in Us”: In December 2014, Scholastic announced its commitment to provide in-kind donations of more than $1 million worth of books from The Scholastic Possible Fund, along with professional learning opportunities for the awardees of the Preschool Development Grants and Early Head Start Partnership Grants.
- Reach Out and Read: As part of a national partnership announced by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the fourth annual Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting in June 2014, 500,000 new children’s books were donated by Scholastic through Reach Out and Read to thousands of pediatric clinics across the nation.
- New York City Department of Education: In March 2015, Scholastic partnered with Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor, Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Fariña and NYC Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin to donate books to school-age children living in 20 DHS shelters.
Scholastic programs and materials cultivate a love of learning in our youngest children and help ensure school readiness. For more information about our books, programs and products, visit http://www.scholastic.com/earlylearning.
Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
- FACE Board Books offer high-quality, developmentally-appropriate books for children ages three and under. Learn more here.
- The nonfiction magazine My Big World™ brings the world to little learners with high-quality, seasonal nonfiction for preschool. Learn more here.
- Scholastic Reading Club’s focus on early childhood reading includes preschool book clubs: “Honeybee®” (toddlers to 4-year-olds); “Firefly®” (pre-K and Kindergarten); “Early Childhood”; and “Kindergartners.” Learn more here.
- Special Preschool Book Fairs nationwide feature carefully-selected books for ages birth to 5 years; the free Kindergarten Readiness Program helps families prepare their children to get a great start in school. Learn more here.
The Teacher Store
- Scholastic offers products to support early childhood educators, including guided reading programs, learning games, hands-on activities, professional resources for the classroom and more. Learn more here.
The Scholastic Store
- High-quality products for preschoolers can be found at The Scholastic Store. Learn more here.
- Triple Treat allows students in PreK–1 to become familiar with the alphabet, print features, vocabulary and language patterns so that they can develop reading and writing confidence and fluency. Learn more here.
- Cozy Corner is a research-based program for preschoolers that combines story time, music and active conversations to help children practice skills that lead to future literacy success and prepare for Kindergarten. Learn more here.
FACE: Family and Community Engagement
Classroom Magazines: The nonfiction magazine My Big World™
Reading Club: Selection of expanded preschool book clubs, including “Honeybee®” (toddlers to 4-year-olds); “Firefly®” (pre-K and Kindergarten); and “Early Childhood”
- Honeybee Scholastic Reading Club catalogue
- Firefly Scholastic Reading Club catalogue
- Early Childhood Scholastic Reading Club catalogue
Scholastic Book Fairs: Kindergarten Readiness Program logo
The Teacher Store: Selection of products to support early childhood educators
- How Much Is A Million? by David M. Schwartz (downloadable image)
- Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin (downloadable image)
- National Geographic Little Kids Look & Learn Grades PreK-K (downloadable image)
The Scholastic Store: Selection of books for preschoolers
- Lullaby Moon by Rosie Reeve (downloadable image)
- 1, 2 at the Zoo by Sue Dicicco (downloadable image)
- The End by David Larochelle (downloadable image)
- Peppa Pig: Peppa's First Sleepover by Scholastic (downloadable image)
- Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm by James Dean (downloadable image)