In cooperation with the East Toledo Family Center, The Rotary Club of Toledo is sponsoring an early literacy development program for children – Ready, Set, Let’s Read. This program hopes to better prepare children for kindergarten who live in East Toledo. It is expected that participating children will develop early literacy skills and that parents’ knowledge and skills will also improve as it relates to early literacy. Activities offered will assist in building a strong reading foundation. The Early Literacy Specialist will offer once weekly group sessions and home visits to families that have children aged 0-3, in addition to training to the East Toledo Family Center’s staff. Program evaluation will center each child and assess parent knowledge and behaviors in relation to developing their children’s learning.