Barksdale Reading Institute Expands Parent Academy Program

The Barksdale Reading Institute is accepting applications through August 1, 2017 for schools that wish to participate in our Parent Academy program. The Parent Academy is designed to help parents of rising kindergarteners understand what “kindergarten readiness” is and to equip and empower parents to work on kindergarten readiness skills with their child at home.

The program is broken down into six hands-on modules (think “make and take” style!) that cover: oral language, the alphabet & writing, print awareness & comprehension, early reading, math, general development (gross and fine motor skill, social/emotional development).

To learn more about the program and to apply today visit: 

Please direct questions to Greer Proctor Dickson, Director of Early Learning, at