The Santa Rosa County School District Early Intervention Program (Grades K-3) emphasizes early literacy as a critical component to academic success for every child. The program is designed and implemented with the belief that we have talented, hard-working teachers who believe that every child can and will learn. We support the research-based principle that young children need more academic learning time in early literacy skills at the developmental level specific to each child; differentiated instruction and developmental grouping are key components to support this effort. The program utilizes a model of Response to Intervention (RTI) to support the most at-risk students. Extensive family involvement and high-quality/team-based professional development are anchors in the program design. Academic Intervention Specialists work collaboratively with Reading Coaches, the school Literacy Team, and data coaches in a school-wide effort to improve academic performance. The program is an identified implementation strategy in the District K-12 Comprehensive Research-Based Reading Plan.