Welcome to the Kansas Pediatric Foundation (KPF) Parent Center! KPF is dedicated to making sure that the children in Kansas will have the best opportunities to reach their full potential for a healthy life. Literacy is the cornerstone for school success, and begins before children learn to read. Reading to a young child is the most effective tool for their vocabulary and early literacy development! Literacy development is a natural process and depends on several factors:
- Brain Development
- Literacy-related Experience
- Exposure to Written Language
- Interactions with Adults and Books
When these things come together, children learn to read!
We hope that you will take the time to explore the resources available in the Parent Center of our website, and remember: YOU are your child’s most important teacher – read to your child daily!