About

About

Word Rebel’s mission is to close the preschool readiness gap. Our programs empower parents to teach children 1,100 words before preschool – regardless of limited time, money and other socioeconomic barriers. We donate books to build children’s home libraries, and enroll parents in an entire year of  weekly literacy emails and evidence-based Ready4K text messages containing eBooks and effective strategies that make it easy for busy parents to teach vocabulary on-the-go. To reach children before preschool, we partner with subsidized daycares who serve children living in poverty in New York City.  100% of your donation is used to provide books and literacy interventions to children under five years old. Word Rebel is a 501(C)(3) early childhood literacy nonprofit. All donations are tax-deductible.

Why 1,100 words?

The most accurate predictor of whether or not a child will graduate from high school on time is the number of words they know when they start preschool. This is true regardless of household income, parent education level, access to quality schools or environmental factors. No school-age intervention has ever been able to successfully close the preschool word gap, which only grows worse as students grow older. What happens when every child learns 1,100 words by preschool? Every child masters the foundational reading skills they need to succeed through high school graduation; Household income does not define a child’s longterm success; We close the preschool readiness gap and achievement gap before they start.

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MEET OUR PARTNERS

SPONSORS

James Patterson Partnership Grant

Scholastic Reading Club

Laura B. Vogler Foundation

The Shaughnessy Family Foundation

BOOK CONTRIBUTORS

First Book

Scholastic FACE

LITERACY PARTNERS

Ready4K

ParentPowered Technologies Public Benefit Corporation

All Books Free

Big IQ Kids

Book Box

Children’s Books Forever: Hans Wilhelm Books

Free Kids Books

iCharacter

Garfield

Project Gutenberg

Professor Garfield

Starfall

Stornynory

MANHATTAN CHILDCARE PARTNERS

Bellevue Day Care Center

Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc.

Educational Alliance (Lillian Wald NYCHA)

East Harlem Block Nursery (Lincoln NYCHA)

Eisman Day Nursery (Holmes Towers NYCHA)

Grant Day Care Center 3 (Grant NYCHA)

Nicholas Cardell Day Care Center

YWCA: Polly Dodge Early Learning Center

BROOKLYN CHILDCARE PARTNERS

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society: Sumner Children Center (Sumner NYCHA)

Brooklyn Kindergarten Society: Tompkins Children Center (Tompkins NYCHA)

Edwards L. Cleveland Children’s Center (Albany NYCHA)

Police Athletic League: La Puerta Abierta

Shirley Chisholm Day Care Center Site 1

Shirley Chisholm Day Care Center Site 4

Shirley Chisholm Day Care Center Site 5

University Settlement: Children’s Corner

YWCA: Brownsville Early Learning Center (Brownsville NYCHA)

YWCA: Roberta Bright Early Learning Center

BRONX CHILDCARE PARTNERS

Bronx River Day Care Center (Bronx River NYCHA)

East Bronx Early Learn Center

H.E.L.P III Early Learn Program

Tremont Crotona Day Care Center