Program Rationale

Why Do We Need ELF and CLEF?

A child’s reading level at the end of grade two can predict, with great accuracy, their future literacy skill and overall educational success. In New Brunswick, slightly more than 20% of Anglophone grade 2 students striving to learn to read at the end of grade two are reading below grade level—this represents nearly 1000 students in 2013. The cumulative effect of this number is devastating New Brunswick in many ways.

ELF and CLEF were purposefully designed as supplementary reading achievement programs that can be effectively implemented by community volunteers who have no background in education or teaching children to read. Our programs provide striving readers additional time on task with a mentor, one-on-one, for strengthening and building upon the daily instruction they receive from their classroom teachers.

Volunteer today and give a child the gift of your time and provide them the opportunity to experience success with learning to read.

We hope you all find some quiet time today to bond with your little ones over a good book! #20minutesaday #ElfNB… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…