Change Indicator

Early literacy in Delaware

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Why This Indicator Matters

Early literacy is the engagement of reading activities for children under the age of four. Building a child’s early literacy skills can have benefits for brain stimulation, positive self-image, and higher-level thinking. Current knowledge about early literacy understands that it can be the foundation of academic achievement. Risk factors for not implementing early literacy include short attention spans; children with low reading skills frequently struggle with academic, emotional, and social challenges.
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Definition and Source



Number of days children ages birth to 5 were read aloud to during the past week, two-year average

Data Source

Center for Child and Adolescent Health, National Survey of Children's Health

Last Updated

April 2024