The Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) provides high quality professional development for educators in grades K-5. The focus of this professional development is comprehensive literacy instruction that reflects research-based best practices. Collaborating with the eight public universities and the National Center for Families Learning, CCLD’s goal is to improve student achievement in literacy. CCLD also conducts research to determine the effectiveness of the professional development and the impact it has on student achievement.


Kentucky Reading Project

Kentucky Reading Project is a professional development initiative for Kentucky public school elementary (P-5) teachers. It is designed to improve student achievement and emphasize family engagement in literacy.

Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery, researched and developed by Dr. Marie Clay, provides a supplementary model of instruction for children who are at-risk in their second year of primary (first grade).