We teach kids the knowledge and skills they need to understand everything they read. First, kids learn how to match each letter to its corresponding sound so that they can read each word by blending its sounds together. This is called phonics or phonetic reading. As they learn phonics, we also read and discuss knowledge-building passages with them. This aids their fluency by helping them to hear how words should be pronounced, gets them excited about reading, and prepares them for comprehension by exposing them to higher levels of knowledge, vocabulary, and complexity. We also partner with parents to build reading skills and content specific knowledge at home so that they can take charge of their children's educational foundations for life-long success.