First Steps to Learning

First Steps to Learning

A program for parents of children from birth to kindergarten focused on early literacy.
Early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first years of life. 

During those first months and years, children's experiences with language and literacy can begin to form a basis for their later reading success. Research consistently demonstrates that the more children know about language and literacy before they arrive at school, the better equipped they are to succeed in reading.

You are your child's first teacher and the Greencastle-Antrim School District wants to join you in partnership to provide the best early literacy experiences for your child.

To assist with these early years, the Greencastle-Antrim School District has implemented a program called the "First Steps to Learning". This program is for parents of children from birth to kindergarten focused on early literacy.

The program has been implemented to provide parents with information on language development and early literacy skills so they can help their children come to school ready to learn to read and write.

The program is available to all families that reside within the Greencastle-Antrim School District and there is no cost to participate in this program. All materials, children's books, parent resources and refreshments are provided by the Greencastle-Antrim School District.

Please visit this page for the most up-to-date program.

The program format varies depending on the topic. Some programs are focused on parents alone while others involve parents and their children.


Dr. Robert Crider
Chief Educational Officer
(717) 597-3226 ext. 50512

Mrs. Becky Runk
Secretary to Chief Educational Officer
(717) 597-3226 ext. 40502