Did you know that Turn a Page. Touch a Mind. ® (TAP-TAM), the early literacy program in Kansas, is envied by many throughout the country? With federal and state funding getting cut for early literacy and other early learning programs, many don’t know how they are going to continue to offer services to children. Since the beginning, TAP-TAM has been supported by the Kansas Pediatric Foundation’s Early Literacy Endowment, and new reading sites have only been brought on that can be supported by the payout from this endowment fund. TAP-TAM was developed so that Kansas children will grow up with books today, tomorrow, and far into the future because literacy will always be an important part of growing up healthy in body and mind. Taking advantage of a child’s early years when their brain is growing is imperative for preparing them to succeed.