Reach Out and Read® gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books and reading into their pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. Reach Out and Read® doctors and nurse practitioners have the greatest access to families with children in the early years when it counts — more than 91 percent of children under the age of six attend routine pediatric visits at least once a year.
The Reach Out and Read® program is evidence-based and supported by independent, published research studies showing that the children they serve:
At more than ten routine health checkups from infancy through five years, Reach Out and Read® trained providers:
At the end of the program, every child has a home library, each given with the acknowledgment to parents that they are their child’s first and most important teacher.
Thanks to the generosity of the Manatee Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, and The Patterson Foundation, physicians in Manatee and Sarasota have joined this national network of more than 42 affiliates that serve in over 6,400 medical sites in all 50 states.
1609 Manatee Avenue East
Bradenton, Florida 34208