Results from our annual survey to parents have been tallied and we have good news to report! Of the 1085 families reporting between late August and late October, 98% of families said they received a book at their child’s well-child visit, 95% remember receiving literacy advice from their medical provider, and 82% say that they read to their children three or more times per week! Purchasing, delivery, and inventory statistics tell us how many books we provide to children by way of our clinic partners, but this self-reporting from parents is true confirmation that we are fulfilling our mission of preparing Kansas City’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
We would like to take this opportunity to show our gratitude for the clinics that are excelling in our program. At the following sites 100% of families surveyed reported reading to their children three or more times a week:
|Brookside Family Medical Group||Leavenworth County Health Department|
|Platte County Health Department||Southwest Boulevard Family Care|
At the following sites, 100% of families reported receiving early literacy advice from their medical providers:
|Argentine Family Care||Brookside Family Medical Group||Grain Valley Family Medical Care|
|Heartland Primary Care||Hope Family Care||Jackson County Health Department|
|KU Silver City Clinic||Swope Independence||Leavenworth County Health Department|
|Platte County Health Department||Samuel Rodgers Health Center||Samuel Rodgers Northland Health Center|
|Swope West||TMC – Center for Family Health||Turner House Children’s Clinic|
We want to be sure all of our families receive literacy advice and a book. This survey shows that we are doing well—almost all of our families are getting advice and books and this is translating into a high percentage of families sharing books with their children three or more times per week. Thank you to all our supporters and especially to our providers for making early literacy a critical aspect of your pediatric practice!