Literacy Council of Wake County, Inc.

The Literacy Council of Wake County helps individuals reach their personal reading, writing and speaking goals through completely free services, such as one-on-one and small group tutoring services, and an expanding English as a Second Language program for the area's growing Hispanic population. Learn more:

Project Enlightenment

Project Enlightenment is an early childhood education and intervention program of the Wake County Public School System, serving teachers and parents of young children, ages birth through kindergarten.

Motheread, Inc.

Motheread, Inc. is a nationally acclaimed, private, nonprofit organization that combines the teaching of literacy skills with child development, adult empowerment and professional skill development. Adults and children learn to use the power of language to discover more about themselves, their families, and their communities.  Click here for Read Aloud Tips and Ways to Help Children Get Ready to Read

Telemon Family Literacy

Telamon Corporation Family Literacy Program has two components: a parenting skills series and a home visitation program which focuses on literacy skills. Professionals facilitate two 10-week parenting skills series and an interpersonal problem-solving skills program for parents with children birth to 5.  For more information, click here.


The development of a child's brain holds the key to the child's future. Although the "first years last forever" in terms of the rapid development of young children's brains, the actual first years of a child's life go by very quickly. So touch, talk, read, smile, sing, count and play with your children. It does more than make both of you feel good. It helps a child's brain develop and nourishes the child's potential for a lifetime.