About Osceola Reads

About Osceola Reads - Osceola ReadsOsceola Reads is a reading initiative aimed at increasing the literacy rate throughout Osceola County, Florida. Currently, less than 50% of Osceola County kindergarten students are prepared for their first day of school. We want teachers to move students forward in their education rather than exposing students to literacy skills for the first time.

We believe that children will be more prepared for kindergarten if they are exposed to reading from an early age. We are proud to be active in the community, partnering with the School District of Osceola County, the Early Learning Coalition of Osceola County, and Osceola Library System to provide parents with ways to support their children?s literacy.

Another tool that can be used when books are not readily available is Footsteps2Brilliance. Every child in Osceola County, both school-aged and those not yet attending school, have access to Footsteps2Brilliance ? for FREE! The best part is, since it?s a mobile reading app, it can be used virtually anywhere. The app accelerates achievement in phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, and writing.

You can register your child today!

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Why we need this program…

Only 47% of students entering kindergarten passed readiness assessments.

Only 51% percent of third-grade students read on grade-level.

So far, 50% of eligible families are using the free mobile reading app, Footsteps2Brilliance.

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What we hope this program will accomplish…

By September 2021, 60% of Osceola County kindergarten students will pass school readiness assessments.

By September 2021, 70% percent of third-grade students will read on grade-level.