For Teachers & Directors

Program Application — New Early Childhood Centers

The mission of Ready Readers is to inspire preschool-aged children living in low-income communities to become readers. Ready Readers will provide a weekly 30-minute storytime with the same trained Ready Readers volunteer for your classroom. The Ready Readers volunteer will provide seven or eight high-quality books for each child and your classroom library throughout the year.

Qualifying early childhood programs are those that are licensed or license-exempt who serve children, ages birth through 5 years, who live in low-income communities in the St. Louis area.

Thank you for providing this information. A staff person from Ready Readers will respond to you. If you have any questions, you may contact Nora Steele, Program Manager & Book Coordinator at