Reading and Beyond operates two full-day state preschools open to children ages 3-5 from low income families. Focused on the development of the whole child, our kindergarten readiness curricula helps children develop motor, reading, writing, and social skills through activities that are age-appropriate, challenging, and engaging.

Children are provided with an integrated learning environment that encourages them to explore and experiment according to their own interests. This allows each child to successfully progress and develop educational skills at his or her own rate. Every child at a Reading and Beyond preschool is surrounded by a nurturing atmosphere of respect and appreciation. We also offer workshops for parents and opportunities for them to be involved in their child’s education. Our whole-family philosophy fosters positive self-esteem that helps each child develop and grow intellectually, physically and socially.

We measure success through formal and informal observations and assessments. The Desired Results Developmental Profile assessments, which are aligned to the California Preschool Learning Foundations, allow us to chart each individual child’s development within their natural learning environment. We are committed to outcomes-based programming that can demonstrate real education improvements for the children and families we serve.

Community-Based Sites

Now we have 3 participating Community-Based Sites for this program

News of Interest

Year: 2017

  • Reading and Beyond Preschool received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from Fresno County Office Of Education's Early Stars Program.

Year: 2016

  • Reading and Beyond Preschool received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, with 5 being the highest mark of quality, by the Fresno County Office of Education’s Early Stars program. The rating makes it easy for parents to identify quality providers, while giving providers the opportunity to promote their programs with Early Stars validations.

Year: 2014

  • Reading and Beyond, in partnership with the Fresno Housing Authority, won a two-year $200,000 Fresno Regional Foundation High Impact Grant arlier this year. The funds support K-3 literacy programs at five locations, including Mosqueda, Parc Grove Commons, Villa Del Mar, Fairview Heights, and Granada Commons.

Year: 2005

  • Reading And Beyond is one of only four organizations nationwide to receive a grant to expand its Early Childhood Education program in 2005.