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Omaha Family Literacy Partnership

Although reading and writing abilities continue to develop throughout the life span,
the early childhood years are the most important period for literacy development.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children (1998, p.1)

The purpose of the Omaha Family Literacy Partnership is to promote joyful reading among children and their families in the Omaha community. Our collaborative organization is located at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Education. We serve as an entity for community service outreach for UNO College of Education faculty, staff, and students.

Partners in the Omaha Family Literacy Partnership include the UNO College of Education, Joslyn Art Museum, El Museo Latino, Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha Public Library, Omaha Children’s Museum, the Omaha Public School District, and others. We welcome new partners who share our vision and goal of creating a culture of literacy among families of young children in the Omaha community.

Illustration from WINTER IS THE WARMEST SEASON © 2006 by Lauren Stringer
Reproduced by permission of Harcourt, Inc. All rights reserved.