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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Parents learn new skills, get free books, create community, & discover a love for reading.
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.
Arab-American Family Support Center
Founded by the Arab-American Community. Open to All.
JCCA provides compassionate, quality care to 17,000 children & families in NYC.
Jumpstarts helps preschool children enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.
Queens Public Library
QPL provides free books and programs to help families raise young readers.
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York
We partner with doctors to provide books at check-ups and encourage reading.
The Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
Education, capacity-building, and advocacy for underserved children and families.
The New York Public Library
Hosts early literacy programs and provides free books and resources.
SCO Family of Services
SCO works with families across NYC to ensure that children are prepared to excel.
Brooklyn Public Library
Visit us in Brooklyn & online for library services and family literacy programs.
Video Interaction Project
VIP strengthens child development through reading & play at pediatric checkups.
La Fuerza de Familias Latinas
La Fuerza de Familias Latinas is an education program with workshops and digital resources designed to support parents and caregivers to promote their