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Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Parent and Caregiver Resources


As a parent, the best gift you can give to your child is the gift of reading.  Kansas City has a number of great resources available to you to help select appropriate books, develop strong cognitive and language skills for your child, and connect to local resources for additional support. 

The following resources were provided by the National Reach Out and Read Center:
  • Milestones of Early Literacy Development - Download a copy of the

English Version or the Spanish Version

Local Kansas City Resources

Resources for Medical Providers

Medical Provider Resources


According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, promotion of optimal early brain and child development is essential for the health and well-being of children. During these critical first few years of life, safe, stable, and nurturing relationships are critical to healthy brain development.

Participation in the Reach Out and Read Program has proven to build better brains and enhance language development. Refer to the research and guidance below for the latest news and information on book sharing and anticipatory guidance.

Become a Reach Out and Read Provider

If you are interested in joining the Reach Out and Read Program in the Kansas City Metropolitan area please submit your application today.