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We are the Wildcats!

Reading Institute

For decades, Cathy Cummins’ Early Bird Reading Program has taught thousands of children how to read and has served as a learning model for community instructors who teach Orton Phonics. The Program’s success has continued to flourish with the addition of Reading Masters, designed to build upon the reading skills acquired through Early Bird. The two programs have proven so popular that there is often a steady wait list, enrolling over 140 children on a weekly basis, reaching boys and girls from SAA’s private and public sectors, to children from cities as far as Eagle Pass, Laredo and McAllen.