In Colorado, classes using our curricula are coordinated through Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book, and implemented through 150 partner agencies statewide.  While Motheread/Fatheread Colorado promotes early literacy for all young Colorado children, it particularly helps children of low-income families—often single-parent and/or striving to learn English as a second language—where quality interaction between parent and child is limited by poverty, overwork, stress,marginalization within the educational community and disenfranchisement from mainstream communities. Colorado Humanities provides Motheread training for educators who work with adults and children in a variety of settings including family resource centers, literacy centers, migrant services centers, public schools, and libraries. Within a 12-month period of their training through Motheread/Fatheread Colorado, Colorado Humanities’ partnering educators are prepared to engage thousands of young children and parents and other adults who care for them through ongoing cycles of
 Motheread classes and Story Exploring reading sessions in their communities.


Motheread/Fatheread Colorado Quarterly Newsletter December 2018  – Click here for the link
Catch up on all the news with programming in Colorado. Additionally, read the results of the Colorado Humanities Motheread/Fatheread Study conducted in 2013-2017. The Corporation for National and Community Service has posted a Research Brief showing that the study found a statistically significant changes in parental behaviors and preschool children’s language growth. Information about the full study as published in the peer-reviewed journal, Early Education and Development, is also found here.








Maggie Coval, Executive Director


Josephine Jones, Director of Programs and Center for the Book


Debbie Butkus, Program Coordinator for Motheread/Fatheread


Colorado Humanities

7935 E. Prentice Avenue, Ste. 450

Greenwood Village, CO  80111-2708

Phone: 303-894-7951

Fax: 303-864-9361

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