Investing in Kids – FLY-Five Learning Years

Investing In Kids (St. Johns County)

“FLY—Five Learning Years”


Investing in Kids along with the School District of St. Johns County assessed a need within the county for early literacy intervention. Pre-K and Kindergarten students are routinely assessed for literacy skills and students who require intervention through these assessments are referred to this program.  During the 2016-17 school year, every Title 1 pre-kindergarten program was provided with a tutor to perform the necessary intervention with underperforming students.  Tutors used the Nemours BrightStart! Early Literacy Program and worked with children in small groups of four for 30 minutes a session.  On average, students completing the intervention improved their scores by 85%. In kindergarten, on the letter sound and recognition test, scores on average, improved over 150%, and 95% of students improved in standardized reading skills tests.


St Johns students reading with an adult