Reading proficiently by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success.

Cedar Valley Readers supports activities aimed at helping every child in the Cedar Valley grow into a strong reader, while helping families build foundations for future academic success. We help foster your child’s love for reading and education, every day.

Cedar Valley Readers is a voluntary alliance of educators, funders, nonprofit agencies, and other community volunteers leading the local Campaign for Grade Level Reading effort since 2014. Our primary geographic focus is the Waterloo area. Our work is primarily community education/messaging as well as supporting and connecting entities who work with children prenatal through third grade and their families.