Hopa Mountain
Hopa Mountain invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders who are improving education, ecological health, and economic development.

Early Childhood Literacy Program

Hopa Mountain's StoryMakers


Hopa Mountain’s StoryMakers Program

Working through rural and tribal Community Teams, Hopa Mountain’s StoryMakers program provides parents of children ages 0-5 with high-quality books and early learning resources to support them as they read, sing, and talk positively with their children every day.

Hopa Mountain’s StoryMakers program offers:

  • High-quality, age- and culturally appropriate children’s books as tools to enhance children’s social, emotional and cognitive development.

  • Child development information and book-sharing ideas.

  • Personal encouragement for parents and caregivers as they support their children’s learning and healthy habits every day.

A growing body of research confirms that a strong early-learning home environment predicts children’s success in school. Success in school strongly predicts health and economic self-sufficiency in adulthood.

When parents speak and read to babies, toddlers or preschoolers, they build a steady, loving relationship with their child and promote healthy brain development.

In healthy home environments, early-learned skills and competencies, particularly relating to language, build upon and reinforce one another, leading to a spiral of broader and stronger skills and competencies and greater chances for future success.