1-2-3 READ! is a research-based, storybook early literacy curriculum developed by Child Development Resources (CDR). It has been proven to result in children, birth to 36 months, achieving significant, measurable gains in their language and cognitive development. 1-2-3 READ! is designed to build emergent literacy in infants and toddlers through a carefully planned set of experiences that lay the foundation for reading and writing success.
1-2-3 READ! early literacy training is an interactive, practical two-day training designed for teachers, caregivers, and directors who work with infants and toddlers, birth to 36 months, in a group setting. The training is conducted by highly qualified infant and toddler specialists who provide professional development to early care providers as part of the VA Infant & Toddler Specialist Network.
After completing the training, participants may be eligible to receive 10 hours of follow-up on-site coaching and additional literacy materials to help staff plan for and use the 1-2-3 READ! information and curriculum materials received during training.