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Kansas Masonic Literacy Center

Welcome

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Literacy is the gateway to success in life. Literacy begins at birth and continues throughout adulthood. Literacy encompasses all modes of language: reading writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and visually representing. All six modes will be instrumental in the practices of the Kansas Masonic Literacy Center. Literacy develops through engagement and discussion; that is, meaning is paramount.


Strategic Focus

KMLC’s vision is “All Kansans Can Read” and its mission is to “serve Kansans with support in literacy from birth through adulthood."

During 2018-19 the Board of Directors for the center recommended that KMLC’s focus should be on families with children under five years old. The rationale for this primary focus is that birth to five are the most impressionable years and preparing young children to be kindergarten ready has the best return on investment.

The strategies KMLC will use to address this focus includes encouraging the establishment of Early Literacy Committees at the county level, full funding for every zip code in Kansas, local public libraries supporting 1000 Books B4 Kindergarten, collaboration between daycares, preschools (public and private), professional learning for childcare providers and preschool teachers, and resources for parents.

Mailing Address

Kansas Masonic Literacy Center
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4036
Emporia, KS 66801

Physical Address

Kansas Masonic Literacy Center
(on the ESU main campus)
1701 Morse Road
Visser Hall, Rm 113