The Family Literacy program addresses the literacy need of the entire family while promoting parents’ involvement in their children’s education. Subjects taught across the program integrate adult education, parenting education, interactive literacy activities and early childhood education.
This program has proven to increase children’s test scores in school, as increasing a child’s exposure to language and engaging parents as a partner in the education of their children has profound and long-lasting effects on the child, the family, and the community.
The highly-skilled Education Department of Keystone Opportunity Center will develop and lead this program, which includes the following activities:
Adult Education: promotes improvement of English language skills, critical and creative thinking, problem solving, goal setting, and workplace skills.
Early Childhood Education: promotes the growth and development of young children and engages parents in their child’s education in order to foster meaningful involvement that will be maintained throughout the child’s K-12 experience.
Parent Education: provides instruction on how children grow, develop, and learn. It addresses issues critical to a family’s well-being, connects parents with schools and 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 learn together as true partners in education.
The free program is open to families with kids between 0 and kindergarten age. It is held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. running November 2018, through June 2019 in the Keystone Opportunity Center Education Rooms at Souderton Mennonite Church. Learn more by calling 267-663-1001.