ALSC collaborations

Money as You Grow

Money as You Grow - 20 Things Kids Need to Know


Money as You Grow, developed by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, provides 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow. Written in down-to-earth language for children and their families, Money as You Grow will help equip kids with the knowledge they need to live fiscally fit lives. The lessons in Money as You Grow are based on more than a year of research, drawn from dozens of standards, curricula, and academic studies.

National "Drop Everything and Read" Day

Drop Everything and ReadApril 12 has been proclaimed National "Drop Everything and Read" (D.E.A.R.) Day. It is an initiative to encourage families to designate at least 30 minutes to put aside all distractions and enjoy books make it a special time to "drop everything and read." The birthday of Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary is the official national D.E.A.R. day, and Cleary's most popular book character, Ramona Quimby, is the program's official spokesperson.

Join the thousands of librarians, educators, and parents hosting National D.E.A.R. Day family reading events on April 12 each year. Request print materials and find additional information and resources at

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project that looks at how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. It is a national educational service of  WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in Washington, D.C. Reading Rockets is funded by a major grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. To view the videos that accompany this toolkit, visit and scroll down to the "Video Modules" heading. ALSC provided input into the development of the toolkit materials.