Time to Thrive

Integrating reading aloud into pediatric care.

Reach Out and Read
Announces New CEO

Reach Out and Read is pleased to announce Public Health Leader Marty Martinez as Chief Executive Officer. Appointed by the Reach Out and Read Board of Directors, Martinez will succeed Brian Gallagher on February 14, 2022.

Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress

NEW – American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement emphasizes Reach Out and Read’s critical role.

In support of the global campaign for racial justice and social equity, it is incumbent upon us to work toward meaningful change in all that we are and all that we do. To read about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Support for Parents

We’re here for you so you can be there for them. Parents are their child’s first teacher and there are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. We remain committed to supporting families with young children and our resource library can help you learn more about reading with the children in your life, including tackling some of today’s tough conversations about racial bias, equity, inclusion and the changes resulting from the pandemic.

Reach Out and Read is on the Air

Subscribe to our new podcast featuring engaging conversations with experts in childhood health and literacy.

brain graphic
of a child’s brain is formed between birth and age 3
Shaping Brighter Futures

It’s vital that children benefit from reading and other language-rich experiences starting at birth. Reading together furthers language acquisition, promotes brain development, and provides an opportunity for families to build powerful, lasting bonds.

Nurturing Young Minds

Our network of pediatric clinicians provides families with the understanding and tools they need to make reading and storytelling part of their daily routines.

We reach 1 in 4 children
from low-income families
We are the only national pediatric literacy model endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
We’re All Over the Map
Reach Out and Read has a national presence—and we’re still growing.