Democratize early learning and foster universal readiness for school success by empowering families of all economic and cultural backgrounds to engage children in joyful reading and conversation that build on their natural curiosity and validate their perceptions.
Put a critical mass of content-rich literature in the hands of families in their homes and coach caregivers to develop in young children capacity for learning through the tried-and-true method of reading with them and responding to their ideas.
Alice Letvin, PhD, and Carolyn Saper, MST, each has 30+ years of experience in children’s literary publishing, literacy assessment, teacher professional development, parent education, and innovative PK–12 literature-based language arts curricula. With Matthew Rubin, MBA, they competed in the 2016 University of Chicago Booth School of Business Social New Venture Challenge, and placed as a finalist. Since then, ReadAskChat has received multiple investments from the United States National Science Foundation to spur the development of innovative and impactful education initiatives.
Be Helguera-Repetto Luecke
Spanish-language Editor and Translator
Founding Advisor, Head Start and Early Childhood Education
Art depicted on this website was created by April Dukes, Ying-Feng Shen, Jia Liu, Simone Shin, The Brave Union, Sybil Wettasinghe, Karen Dugan, John Jay, Anna Bron, Heidi Younger, and Paul Galdone.
The characters of Andie and Ruffy were created by Susan Gal.
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