City’s First Readers
We’re a group of nonprofits that offer early learning programs and activities for families with children from birth to age 5.
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Celebrating Juneteenth with young kids
6 Sweet Picture Books to Celebrate Summer
Healthy Screen Time Habits
Calendar of Events
Virtual East New York and Kings Highway Brainy Babies (Spring)
Borough Park Presents Virtual Toddler Time
Online Family Storytime at Woodstock!
JCCA provides compassionate, quality care to 17,000 children & families in NYC.
Child Center of NY
Family-focused multiservice organization reaching more than 41,000 children.
New Alternatives for Children
NAC provides real help and hope for medically complex children.
Family Health Centers @NYU
NYU Langone provides early childhood services for children and families in NYC.
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York
We partner with doctors to provide books at check-ups and encourage reading.
Brooklyn Public Library
Visit us in Brooklyn & online for library services and family literacy programs.
Parents learn new skills, get free books, create community, & discover a love for reading.
Queens Public Library
QPL provides free books and programs to help families raise young readers.
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
Education, capacity-building, and advocacy for underserved children and families.
Jumpstarts helps preschool children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.
Video Interaction Project
VIP strengthens child development through reading & play at pediatric checkups.
The New York Public Library
Hosts early literacy programs and provides free books and resources.