Research shows that experiences with reading throughout the early years profoundly affect the development of literacy.
More than 4,000 Cuddle Up & Read gift packs are distributed to health facilities in Douglas County each year, including Sky Ridge Medical Center, Castle Rock Adventist, Parker Adventist, and UCHealth Highlands Ranch.
We partner with 30 local pediatric doctors' and dentists' offices (with new ones added annually).
DCL provides at least 10 new books every year to each of our pediatric partners' offices for use in their waiting rooms.
Cuddle Up & Read has enjoyed steady growth over the past seven years.
Reading readiness begins at birth. Early literacy is what children know about reading before they learn to read.
Our Summer Reading Program serves 14,000-18,000 participants annually, including babies. The time parents spend reading to their babies counts as time spent reading.