This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.
Funding in part for this edition of the Notebook on early literacy and the READ! by 4th campaign was provided by Wells Fargo, which is proud to be the lead corporate sponsor of READ! by 4th.
Additional funding was provided by Public Health Management Corporation and its affiliate, the Public Health Fund. These nonprofits focus on solving broad public health issues in the region and believe that high-quality education and literacy are a foundation for a successful community where everyone prospers.