Read Ready Covington is a city -wide early literacy initiative that helps families, caregivers and educators prepare our littlest readers to become future leaders. By using free access to learning applications such as Footsteps2Brilliance® and Clever Kids University as well as other educational resources throughout the city, our shared goal creates an environment for lifelong learning in Covington that’s collaborative, comfortable and fun. Together, we are helping the children of Covington be prepared for a brighter future.

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Free Apps

• Registration on Footsteps2Brilliance is 100 percent free for Covington residents

• The Footsteps2Brilliance app provides early literacy materials to Covington’s young children, their families, schools, and childcare centers. After downloading content it can be used even when not connected to the Internet. 

• Using Footsteps2Brilliance together with the Clever Kids University app for just 15 minutes a day with their child allows Covington families to monitor their child’s learning as they listen, read, and interact with fun stories and games.


Mayor Joe Meyer is offering a reading challenge to children in PreK- 3rd grade.

Using F2B/CKU, Covington kids will keep their learning on track, especially during the school shutdowns and as part of the 2020 Read Across Covington Challenge

Top five students will receive monetary awards!

  • 1st place: $500.00
  • 2nd place: $400.00
  • 3rd place: $300.00
  • 4th place: $200.00
  • 5th place: $100.00

**Prize award selections are subject to demonstration of student performance and at the discretion of the City of Covington/Read Ready Covington in April 2020.

Contest Participation Rules:

  1. Log on to daily. If you do not have internet at home, download just one level at a time to your device. Read each story.
  2. Complete all activities connected with each story in F2B (Book Buddies, Skill Games) all train’s weekly set of activities in CKU Pre-Reader at your own pace.
  3. Download just one level on your device where there is wifi available. Find a place with wifi to upload your progress if you do not have internet at home.




Register Today!

Note: Use this is only to register Covington children that are NOT already Registered at their school or childcare site that uses Footsteps2Brilliance. Ask your child's caregiver or teacher about use.
    Type the following:
    Note: This will allow you to create your free parent and child(ren) accounts.
    Follow directions on website. On the final page, you will see a username and password that can also be sent to your email address. 
    Use ANY smart phone, tablet, laptop, or computer to download the F2B app.
    Use the unique code you receive for each of your children to log in to their account.
    Download ONLY select books, games, and activities you want to use in the coming weeks. Downloading all of it will slow down your device. 
Note: Delete those files when your child has mastered them. Then download new items from F2B and CKU. 
* F2B is a private, secure app. This means your contact information is safe, and will never be shared outside the app itself. 

For questions, comments, or volunteer opportunities, please reach out to

Become a Literacy Ambassador!

Read Ready Covington’s calls each of us to share the importance of early literacy with everyone we meet. Early literacy includes more than just singing the Alphabet song and counting to ten. Literacy includes self-regulation, language development, social, and emotional growth, knowledge about one’s family and neighborhood, and development of a positive attitude toward learning of all kinds. RRC Literacy Ambassadors help spread the word about the urgent need to better prepare our young children for a strong start in Kindergarten.

  • Literacy Ambassadors are individuals that have committed to promoting early literacy with all residents throughout the geographic boundaries of Covington; including our families, neighbors, colleagues, students, childcare educators, employers, faith and civic leaders.  
  • Our RRC Ambassadors tell Covington families about the many resources and literacy events available throughout Covington.
  • RRC Ambassadors are called to share, demonstrate, and encourage use of the Clever Kids University and Footsteps2Brilliance apps for children, and the RRC parent support app made available to all Covington residents for free.
  • Ambassadors invite families to attend literacy events, help children to have books available for use in their homes, and  encourage the emergence of children’s strengths in preparation for Kindergarten and throughout their school years.


Contact us with your ideas or to sign up!