The Family Literacy program is a four-part course for parents and children. Classes address the literacy needs of all members of the family, while promoting parents’ involvement in their children’s education. These activities integrate adult education, parent education, interactive literacy activities and early childhood education into a unified program.
The following activities are what make up the program:
Adult Education: designed to help students extend a basic academic level, think critically and creatively, solve problems, set and achieve goals, and acquire successful workplace and interpersonal skills.
Early Childhood Education: designed to promote the growth and development of young children and to engage parents in their child’s educational program in order to foster meaningful involvement that will be maintained throughout the child’s educational career.
Parent Education: provides instruction on how children grow, develop, and learn. It addresses issues critical to a family’s well-being, connects parents with community resources, and provides opportunities for parents to network and develop mutual support systems.
Interactive Parent/Child Literacy Activities: provides parents and children the opportunity to share their newly developed literacy experiences. Parents and children interact together, enriching their relationship through reciprocal learning that takes place, enabling them to become true partners in education.