Summer Reading

Why Early Literacy Matters Fact Sheet: Birth-5 Impacts

Why Early Literacy Matters Fact Sheet: Birth-5 Impacts

Below is a link to our Why Early Literacy Matters Fact Sheet. This graphic outlines the impacts of reading, literacy and books in the home on a young child’s early brain development. These statistics have been compiled and summarized from research studies and reports...

Speaker Request Form & Speaker Kit: Bios & Headshots

Speaker Request Form & Speaker Kit: Bios & Headshots

As a thought leader for early literacy in Tennessee, the Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) team is available to speak at any local or statewide events to spread the message of early literacy. These events can range from local sponsoring organization meetings...

GELF Media ToolKit:  Logos & Branding Guidelines

GELF Media ToolKit: Logos & Branding Guidelines

To ensure brand consistency among our communications and marketing, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation has branding and messaging guidelines that we require partners and programs to follow when acknowledging the Foundation or one of its programs. Below is a link to...

GELF Marketing Brochures

GELF Marketing Brochures

Below is a link to Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation’s tri-fold marketing brochure, highlighting our mission, vision and programs statewide. Click here to download the Tri-fold Brochure. For more specific program-related brochures, please visit the Resource...

GELF Video Spots

GELF Video Spots

Below are links to several video spots that Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation has put together to tell our story and explain our early literacy mission in Tennessee. Animated Overview Video Celebrating 15 Years of Early Literacy: Legacy Video As we celebrate 15...

Parents Play Important Role in Growing a Reader

Parents Play Important Role in Growing a Reader

Mother's Day is this month and Father's Day is just around the corner. As we celebrate the parents and caretakers in our lives, we want to take a moment to also talk about the important role they play in helping our little ones develop early literacy skills. Reading...

Fill Summer with Lots of Reading Fun!

Fill Summer with Lots of Reading Fun!

It is summertime! Reading with children over the summer months is an essential activity to keep their brains active. It plays an important role in expanding their vocabulary and love of reading and likely preventing your children from the "Summer Slide," a term used...