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NOTE: as of April 17, 2007, the Free to Grow program has closed.
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Free To Read
In 2003, responding to the early childhood field's intense policy focus on reading readiness, the Free To Grow National Program Office asked Rima Shore, a noted writer in the field, to help us explore the relationship between Free To Grow's efforts in family and community strengthening and literacy outcomes. But why were we, a public health focused prevention initiative, interested in contributing to the ongoing national conversation about reading readiness?

Free To Grow: Head Start in the 21st Century

Free To Grow: Head Start Partnerships to Promote Substance-Free Communities

Free To Grow: Translating substance abuse research and theory into preventive practice in a national Head Start initiative

Building Bright Futures: An Annotated Bibliography

Pilot Phase Evaluation - Executive Summary

Pilot Phase Evaluation - Final Report

Aspira de Puerto Rico

Audubon Area Community Services

Community Partnership for Child Development

Drew Medical University Head Start

Washington Heights


copyright 2008 Free To Grow
Free To Grow is a national program supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with direction and technical assistance provided by the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University.