Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

The Children's Literacy Center

Mission

Children’s Literacy Center’s (CLC) mission is to build a life of success through a foundation of literacy…..ONE child at a time. CLC works with families and the community to provide an effective literacy program that helps the struggling reader become a successful reader. Through one-to-one tutoring, each student gets personalized tutoring with long-lasting results. Tutors help their students by providing patience, support, and, in turn, increasing the students’ self-confidence. CLC’s program, together with tutors, can create successful readers…..ONE child at a time.

Program Description

Our program teaches phonetic skills and learning strategies appropriate for all elementary reading programs. Each lesson plan provides step-by-step instructions allowing anyone, from classroom volunteers to reading teachers, to work with a student without preparation. Because of its accessibility, our reading curriculum fits well in any school reading group, one-to-one instruction, or community learning center.

Peak Reader® is a proactive research-based curriculum and provides structured tutoring, high-quality training and supportive supervision. It’s a solution with an unmatched success rate!

The Peak Reader® includes Level I and II or Level III curriculum, a training video, Site Coordinator Manual, stickers, and manipulatives.

The Peak Reader Level I and II is appropriate for students who need help with basic reading skills and are reading at a 1st, 2nd or early 3rd grade level.

Five basic parts to the Levels I and II

Phonemic Awareness

Phonics Instruction

Vocabulary

Fluency

Text Comprehension

The Peak Reader Level III is appropriate for students who are reading at a 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade level.

Students learn to read strategically and gather data using the Level III curriculum.

Three basic parts to the Level III

Specific word analysis reading skills

Comprehension Skills

Study and Test Taking Skills

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Year Started
1994
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
States of Operation
Colorado
Operation Locations
All cities in CO
Most recent number of students served
650
Subject Offered
Early Literacy,
Reading
Grade Levels
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade
Languages Offered
English
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
25% speak Spanish
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Blended
In-Person
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:1
Number of Sessions Per Week
2 - 4
Number of Minutes Per Session
60
Number of Weeks Per Program
12
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

Families work directly with tutors, site coordinators and program managers to help implement what children have learned within their homes. Families are also encouraged to meet with their childrens' teachers to discuss what is happening within the tutoring sessions.

Organization Type
Nonprofit
Customer Type
District
Nonprofit
Parent
School
Student
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
$2,000 per student
Cost to Student
$0
Type of Tutor
Paraprofessional
Parent
Teacher
Tutoring Staff
Volunteer
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
Yes
RCT Citation

In the beginning stages of developing a study with McRel International K-12 School Research and Improvement Services.

Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
Yes
Contact Name
Noel Wilson, M.Ed (Director of Education)

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