The School Literacy and Culture (SLC) is a teacher education program that unites teachers around a single passion – a belief that all children deserve a high-quality early literacy education. To make this vision a reality, the teachers and teacher educators at SLC have spent the last 19 years developing and perfecting a mentoring program that provides the very best that teacher education has to offer. The key lies in respectful, intensive work with individual teachers over the course of an entire school year based on the very latest research on how young children learn to read and write. Because all staff members and mentor teachers are past recipients of SLC training, they teach authentically about their own classroom experiences and their own learning. SLC offers a variety of professional development programs that target the early literacy needs of Houston area schools, parents, and children.