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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, DOLLYWOOD FOUNDATION AND PARENTS AS TEACHERS STUDY VALIDATES FIRST LIBRARY’S MISSION AND PROGRAM

Innovative Approaches to Literacy

Results of the Innovative Approaches to Literacy Project

Department of Education 

Dollywood Foundation

Parents as Teachers

A 2015 Department of Education, Dollywood Foundation and Parents as 

Teachers study of children in high risk environments showed 


*35% increase in families with 26 or more books in the home

*29% increase in children pretending to read books once or more a day

*22% increase in family reading books together once or more a day

*19% increase in families who own library cards