Giving Young Children a Foundation for Success

Research shows that when pediatricians promote early literacy, according to the Reach Out and Read (ROR) Model, there is a significant effect on parental behavior, beliefs, and attitudes towards reading aloud as well as improvements in the language scores of at-risk young children who participate. These effects have been found in ethnically diverse, low-income families, in all areas of the country, regardless of parental literacy. 

With the pairing of pediatricians and Reach Out and Read, each year across the state of Virginia more than 128,371 children ages 0 to 5 years old are boosted in their preparation for school.

Check out the statistics below for RORVA's impact on Virginia's communities.

  Local Virginia Impact
162 Reach Out and Read Programs
141,673 Children Served Annually
216,404 Books Distributed Annually
U.S. Totals
4.8 million
children served annually

Reach Out and Read's thousands of doctors and nurses promote early literacy and school readiness to young children and their families in all 50 states. Each year, medical providers at the nearly 5,000 Reach Out and Read program sites nationwide distribute 6.5 million books to children and invaluable literacy advice to parents.

Contact Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read National Center
89 South St, Suite 201
Boston, MA 02111