Too Small to Fail, the early childhood initiative of the Clinton Foundation, is leading a public awareness and action campaign that is committed to support parents and caregivers in everyday spaces with tools, resources, and environments to increase children’s early brain and language development, beginning at birth. This campaign is critical to mitigate the impact of child welfare systems involvement, as this populace is especially vulnerable to developmental and learning disruptions. To support this initiative, Penguin Young Readers committed to donating books to families in participating courts through Too Small to Fail and its partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. To date, over 25,000 books have been distributed, and judges have integrated these books into child-friendly reading areas, creating learning-rich environments within the court space. Many judges have broadened their reach beyond the bounds of the child welfare court and have created learning-rich spaces in domestic violence resource centers, juvenile detention centers, and the American Indian Family Center.
Below are pictures of the various new reading areas!