Medical Providers

Important information for new and existing Reach Out and Read pediatricians.

Reach Out and Read thrives on the passion and service of more than 20,000 primary care providers and staff who make our model a standard part of pediatric care. Collectively, we serve more than 4 million children and their families nationwide.

We are proud that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) have officially endorsed the Reach Out and Read model of early literacy promotion. 

Click here to read an article about Reach Out and Read: Evidence Based Approach to Promoting Early Childhood Development. 

Current Reach Out and Read Providers

Interested in Starting a Reach Out and Read Program?

  • Go to Start A Program for an overview of the application process. 
  • Register at Program Login to get started.
  • Applications are reviewed the third week of each month. 
U.S. Totals
4.2 million
children served annually

Reach Out and Read's thousands of doctors and nurses promote early literacy and school readiness to young children and their families in all 50 states. Each year, medical providers at the nearly 5,000 Reach Out and Read program sites nationwide distribute 6.5 million books to children and invaluable literacy advice to parents.

  Local Impact
Awards & Endorsements Recognition for Reach Out and Read's Impact Nationwide.
Endorsed By American Academy of Pediatrics
Award Winner 2013 David M. Rubenstein Prize
Endorsed by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Award Winner Charity Navigator Four Star Charity
Contact Reach Out and Read
Reach Out and Read National Center
56 Roland Street, Suite 100D
Boston, MA 02129-1243

Parent Resources

A Prescription to Read 20 Minutes Every Day.

Suggested Reading:


Title: Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks
From A to Z
Author: Richard Scarry
Reading To Your Six To Twelve Month Old

Small books are perfect for babies' hands.  It is a normal developmental behavior for babies to put items in their mouths. The thick cardboard pages of a board book are designed to withstand this action. Books are the perfect way to entertain a  baby in a carriage or crib.

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