Family Literacy

  • What is Family Literacy?
    The family is the most powerful influence on a child’s ability to succeed. Literacy is the foundation on which all learning is based.
    Family literacy is a proven intergenerational approach that improves the literacy, language and life skills of both parents and children.

    What does Family Literacy offer?
    Interactive literacy activities between parents and their children:

    •Story Time for Head Start
    Training for parents regarding how to be the primary teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children

    •Parenting Sessions
    •Personal Visits

    Parent literacy training that leads to economic self-sufficiency

    •District  GED/Adult Basic Education training
    •Referral to Anderson Adult Education
    •Referrals for job training

    An age-appropriate education to prepare children for success in school and life experiences.

    •Provide parents with knowledge of local resources and opportunities for early childhood education
    •Referrals to state and local agencies to meet the needs of families and their young children
    •Inform parents on age-appropriate education/activities for their preschool child 

    A Target grant allowed Anderson School District Three Family Literacy to provide books to pre-K and Kindergarten students in 2011-12 ,2012-13, and 2013-14.

Family Literacy/First Steps