CLC needs Reading Heroes!  Did you know that reading with young children has been identified as one of the most important ways to develop their language and literacy skills?

Reading Heroes visit classrooms monthly to read and play with the children.  An expansion of a successful partnership launched by Legg Mason, CLC’s  Reading Heroes Program makes team building easy and rewarding. It is open to individuals or groups.


  • CLC’s Reading Heroes Program is a fun and easy way to help children develop skills needed for kindergarten.
  • Volunteers receive training and tips for reading with young children from the professional staff at CLC.
  • Research shows that employees who volunteer with their company are more engaged productive, and loyal!  
  • Quarterly feedback meetings provide an opportunity for volunteers to get additional support.
  • Parents who volunteer in the program learn new reading skills and ways to support their child’s social emotional development.

How it works:

Volunteers commit to 9 monthly classroom reading sessions (October – June) at a designated day and time.

Readers share books and participate in classroom activities led by the teacher.

Individual volunteers aim for at least 70% participation in reading sessions and ensure coverage from the team when their absence is necessary.

Companies are matched to a location based on need and proximity to their office.

Requirements:  In order to ensure the safety of children and meet licensing requirements, Reading Hero Volunteers are required to complete a background check and basic health screening.  

To learn more, please contact:

Jennifer Hallissey

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Children's Learning Centers of Fairfield County