AESOP’s ATTIC intends to provide students in grades K-5 with primary and supplemental didactic and hands-on experiences to improve their knowledge of letters and letter sounds, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, fluency, comprehension, and writing. 


The mission of AESOP’s ATTIC is to be a leading advocate for reading and literacy in underserved populations.

Our focus will include assembling a team of professional reading specialists, teachers of reading, and certified paraprofessional reading assistants to inspire and provide direct support to parents and students in the development of reading skills.


Aesop’s Attic


Demand for teacher paraprofessionals in Illinois will increase by more than 14 percent, creating more than 5,600 new jobs in the state, estimates the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

Under the Federal No Child Left Behind Act, paraprofessionals in schools in the United States must meet minimum requirements prior to assisting teachers in classrooms.

This legislation has led the Illinois State Board of Education to establish a certification program, requiring paraprofessionals to obtain state-issued credentialing before working in the field.


How to Become a Paraprofessional Educator?

To view the requirements and application for receiving your Educator License with Stipulation: Endorsed as a Paraprofessional Educator click here.

After applying for the license, you will need additional training provided by Aesop’s Attic.  Bill is a NTA and all tutors will have a Reading Tutor Endorsement.

Ways You Can Help Aesop’s Attic

Purchase Items thru Schnucks Escrip

You can support Aesop’s Attic through “eScrip” – the program that contributes a portion of your purchase directly to Aesop’s Attic, at no cost to you!

Here’s how to enroll for Schnucks eScrip charitable program Sign Up Here
You may also make charitable donations to Aesop’s Attic through eScrip using the Online mall. 

– Thank You for Your Support


Become an Ambassador or Donate


Become an Ambassador

Become an Ambassador and help spread the word about Aesop’s Attic. 

Interested in becoming an Ambassador?  Please visit our Facebook page and help spread the word or message us to help!


Donate Books

Donated books are used to create home libraries for children.  Reading at home leads to success.


Donate thru PayPal

100% of your donation to Aesop’s Attic goes towards literacy education for students living in East St. Louis.  Your donation is tax-deductible and we will list your name on our site.