Welcome to LAC Reads Capacity Program
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We are pleased to support the launch of the Central American and Caribbean Early Literacy Network (RedLEI). Its mission is to build capacity within the region to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge derived from high quality research to improve early grade literacy throughout the region.
We are pleased to share the executive summary of the LAC Reads Capacity Program systematic review report on early grade reading in Latin America and the Caribbean. The document will also be made available in Spanish and French when the translations are complete.
Understanding the Project
The USAID/LAC Reads Capacity Program seeks to increase the impact, scale, and sustainability of early grade reading interventions in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. The program consists of four key objectives:
Explore the Searchable Early Grade Reading Database
This database includes quantitative and qualitative early grade literacy evidence that relates to the LAC region. Included studies focus on children birth through grade three, have a focus on literacy, were published since 1990, and are from or on the LAC region.
This database includes LAC region early grade literacy pedagogical resources (such as supplementary reading materials, assessments, instructional materials, and videos) as well as policy documents, project reports, and best practices documents.
Launch of a Regional Early Grade Reading Network
The USAID LAC Reads Capacity program supports the development of the Central American and Caribbean Early Literacy Network (RedLEI). The network is an initiative of the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) and the Center of Educational Research (CIE) in collaboration with four other Central American Universities and Coordinacion Educativa y Cultural Centroamericana (CECC/SICA) which are considered RedLEI's founding members. RedLEI's mission is to build capacity within the region to produce, disseminate, and use knowledge derived from high quality research to improve early literacy throughout Central America and the Caribbean.