“The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.”― J.K. Rowling
Due to reasons such as poverty and/or the English language translation, it can sometimes be difficult for a family to engage in literacy. However, there are some excellent programs available for support. Today I want to continue from my earlier writings and give you another powerful tip that can facilitate your child’s advancement in literacy. It is the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL).
The NCFL coordinates a culture of family engagement with educators and the education process. They are always looking to expand their horizons when it comes to family literacy. The NCFL is also the founder of both National Literacy Day (November 1st) and National Literacy Month (September).
It is both literacy and lifelong learning where the NCFL puts their focus. Learning is engaging and positive. Families can enroll with the NCFL to learn how to read, get a better job, or help with their children’s homework.
“Literacy will always be a cornerstone of what we do,” said Sharon Darling, President and Founder of NCFL, “and this move to learning is about being more inclusive and strengthening ties with the families and communities we serve by bringing our mission to life in everyday language.”
The NCFL continues building its concepts such as Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time. Moreover, it continues supporting both parents and children as it assists them in improving their literary skills. Emily Kirkpatrick, the NCFL’s Vice President said, “NCFL’s foundation is the perfect springboard to explore new approaches and tools responsive to today’s times.”
The NCFL has developed programs that have gained recognition as industry leaders in both promoting and advancing family literacy. The following two programs are the NCFL’s current trail blazers …
Toyota Family Literacy Program (TFLP) – This program’s focus is on English as a Second Language (ESL) families who have children in elementary school. As of this writing, there are 75 TFLP locations in 25 cities across the United States. These locations have received grant support from the NCFL. The TFLP started in 2003 and assists with the needs of Hispanic and other immigrant families. It does this by helping parents with both the English language and literacy skills.
Family and Child Education (FACE) – This program’s focus is on American Indian families with children from birth up to the third grade. As of this writing, FACE is operating in 44 American Indian Schools and has reached more than 25,000 families.
So take a closer look at the National Center for Families Learning. Here is the link for your reference …
Powerful Tips on Family Literacy Support Services (Part 1) (September 12, 2014) http://www.kobeemanatee.com/powerful-tips-on-family-literacy-support-services-part-1/
Powerful Tips on Family Literacy Support Services (Part 2) (September 15, 2014) http://www.kobeemanatee.com/powerful-tips-on-family-literacy-support-services-part-2/
~ Robert Scott Thayer