We combine our expertise in promoting early learning and development with our expertise in program design and implementation science. Building from this knowledge base, we lead stakeholders through a consultative process that focuses on analyzing and adjusting their efforts for measurable impact.

Research and Best Practices

The design of our institutes reflects the best of what we currently know about bolstering early learning and development across settings while also bringing in new thinking from other fields.

Program Design Evaluation Tool

The disconnect between program design and desired outcomes is a pervasive problem. Often we expect too much or we are simply unclear about program feasibility. Our PDET is an innovative framework that allows participants to analyze the design of early learning and literacy programs and services on 5 key dimensions central to results.

Strategic Mapping and Planning

To maximize limited resources and attain desired outcomes, participants analyze and consolidate key data from Lectio tools, chart and evaluate their programmatic landscape, and engage in facilitated strategic planning.

Collective Action and Change

All too often, excellent professional learning and guidance is designed for and offered to the individual, compromising its impact on problems and issues that demand collective action. Given that effective professional learning and reform necessarily means having several key players at the table, we take a unique, team-based approach to our work.

Take advantage of our tools and approach to support your efforts in promoting literacy for all children and to ensure measurable impact.

Discover how the Lectio approach accelerates and advances community-wide initiatives, exemplified by this Campaign for Grade-Level Reading case and partnership.

  • Lectio prompted us to think deeply and strategically about our curriculum and professional learning efforts. Not only did we advance our knowledge of literacy content, we shifted to more evaluative and strategic mindsets—all resulting in increased cohesion and instructional shifts at the school and district level.

    Kate EnglandFormer Chief Academic Officer, Hartford Public Schools
  • By utilizing the Program Design Evaluation Tool (PDET), Berkshire United Way is beginning to narrow the focus on more impactful programming by building criteria into our RFP process. We have been working with other funders and foundations to also adopt similar criteria, and pool resources, whenever possible, to fund programs that are going to be most impactful.

    Karen VogelDirector of Community Impact, Berkshire United Way
  • The team-based approach that Lectio provided helped make this our most impactful technical assistance offered to our Campaign for Grade-Level Reading partners throughout Florida. Bringing together teams of community partners from across the state to learn, share, strategize, and prioritize their work both during and after the Lectio Institute was most powerful.

    Jenn FaberDirector of Grade-Level Reading, The Florida Children’s Council