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Gaston County Early Literacy Collaborative

Gaston County Early Literacy Collaborative

The Gaston County Early Literacy Collaborative is a partnership with Gaston County organizations and concerned citizens focusing on early literacy efforts in the community.


The Gaston County Early Literacy Collaborative will work with youth- and family-serving organizations across Gaston County to nurture families so they develop literacy skills in children from birth to age five.


Children enter Gaston County Schools ready to learn and thrive.

In the News

Bookmark and a Haircut


Kindergarten, Here we Come! from Gaston County Schools

Gaston County Schools - PreK

Early Literacy Map

Campaign for Grade Level Reading

NC Early Childhood Foundation

First 2000 Days

Early Literacy and Reading Resources

Home Reading Helper

Read Charlotte

Reading Rockets


Department of Education

Read, Write, Think

Collaborative Partners

Partnership for Children

Reach Out and Read

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services

Boys & Girls Club

Nurse Family Partnership

United Way

Gaston Literacy Council

Gaston Gazette


For more information about volunteering for ELC projects and Parent Engagement initiatives, please contact Sarah Miller at