The mission of 10 Books A Home is to cultivate the intrinsic learning motivations of high-poverty preschoolers with the aim that all children served enter kindergarten ready to learn and perform above grade level in elementary school and beyond. Volunteer tutors provide one-on-one at-home lessons every week for up to two years. Parents participate during each lesson and work with their children between lessons.
Early childhood education experts have shown that focusing on kindergarten-readiness has many advantages over waiting to intervene until late elementary or middle school years. 10 Books A Home helps translate this research into practice and has four years of data for its four cohorts of graduates. All four groups have performed either at or above grade level in kindergarten through third grade. This is in sharp contrast to their peers in the school district, 81% of whom are performing below grade level.
We currently serve 180 families in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park
and will open our East San Jose site in 2019. Support us and learn more at