Put your child on the path to success today

The Early Literacy Innovation Zone of North Central Massachusetts was founded in 2018 to level the playing field for all children by providing equitable access to early literacy resources for all families with children birth – 3rd grade. All residents have FREE access to the Footsteps2Brilliance bilingual mobile early literacy program to help every child prepare for kindergarten and read on grade level.


What we do

The Early Literacy Innovation Zone is a public/private partnership that gives every school, every family, and every community organization within our participating school district boundaries access to the Footsteps2Brilliance Enterprise App—a comprehensive English and Spanish literacy app that can be used on any mobile device or computer with or without an Internet connection.

Why we invest

90% of brain development happens before first grade

Children who are read to on a daily basis are likely to become good readers

Children who use Footsteps2Brilliance 45 minutes per week meet or exceed school literacy benchmark.

Meet our Partners