Literacy program for children

David is one of more than 3,000 children we've taught to read.

About our childhood literacy program

We deliver a remarkable literacy program for children. It is both innovative and effective. This reading intervention program is called ‘Everyone Can Read’ and it helps children with low-literacy skills achieve the same educational and social outcomes as their peers.

A proven literacy program

‘Everyone Can Read’ is an academically recognised, phonics-based reading intervention program. It has longstanding success in more than 100 schools across the United Kingdom and is a valued and welcomed addition to the existing educational resources in our centres in Australia.


Our literacy program targets primary school students whose reading ages are at least 12 months or more below their chronological age. We work closely with principals and classroom teachers to identify students most in need.

“This amazing program saw participants’ average reading age grow by more than one year in just one semester of tuition.”

– Damien Moran | Principal, Ashfield Public School

How our childhood literacy program works

Over a period of one semester the students receive synthetic phonics tuition in addition to 400 sight words being taught in context. The program is highly motivating, indeed it features a fun and fast-paced variation of exercises so students experience swift and frequent success. This boosts their confidence and nurtures self-esteem. We also have weekly rewards for attendance and participation!

Typically, lessons commence with Sound Board drills as well as reinforcement activities which assist with practical application of new skills. However, small learning groups enable instructors to tailor the course to individual needs when required.

Teaching kids to read: Demonstrable success

We establish student baselines and evaluate outcomes with a series of standardised tests and curriculum-based measures, both pre and post-intake. 

Prior to intervention, participants’ improvements in literacy skills were well behind the trends of their peers. Following just one semester of tuition, standardised testing demonstrates student improvement averaging double the time of intervention. Indeed, that is the benchmark of successful literacy programs. 

We’d love to tell you more.

Talk to us today

For additional information about our literacy program, resourcing and costings, please contact your closest office in Australia or call The Rev. Bill Crews Foundation:


Diana Gearside
NSW Literacy Program Manager
+61 2 8752 4600


Robyn Luter
NT Literacy Program Manager
+61 476 970 543