Our Impact


Children served annually in NC & SC


Participating Clinics & Hospitals


Reach Out & Read Carolinas Trained Medical Providers

Reach Out and Read Carolinas plays a critical role in the lives of young children and their families. We support bonding, early brain development, and a love of learning.  

  • We focus on positive impacts for families and communities through a two-generational lens.
  • We understand the social determinants of health and their impacts on the lives of the children and families in our community.
  • We support and build strengths and skills in parents to have healthy families and strong communities.

Our evidence base of 15 peer-reviewed research studies shows that during the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-ROR peers on vocabulary tests. These early foundational language skills help propel children on a path of success when they enter school.

***To view our 2022 Impact Report, CLICK HERE!

***To view our 2021 Impact Report, CLICK HERE!

***To view our 2020 Impact Report, CLICK HERE!

***To view our 2019 Impact Report, CLICK HERE!

***To view our 2018 Impact Report, CLICK HERE!

A Happy Ending

Reach Out and Read Carolinas has a done a tremendous job over the last several years of partnering across systems and sectors to amplify both the reach and the quality of the intervention in North and South Carolina. Their commitment to increasingly rigorous evaluation, earlier intervention, and deepening relationships with their providers has really positioned them to be a national leader in early literacy and, most importantly, their commitment to quality means great things for the young children in the Carolinas.

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