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Richmond families celebrate National Reading Month

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Books can transport children to new places, sparking their imagination and increasing their understanding of the world. We had a wonderful time celebrating the power of reading today in Richmond at a Virginia Preschool Initiative family event that included Frances Frost, family ambassador for the U.S. Department of Education, and staff from NCFL. “Parents are… Read more »

Discover family engagement resources from NCFL

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NCFL is fresh off a trip to the Title 1 Conference and we are bursting with new ideas and connections. We had many insightful conversations with educators and administrators and found that the need for family engagement resources is great. We offer many such resources for educators, literacy programs, libraries, and community-based organizations. Below, we’ve… Read more »

Find inspiration at NCFL’s next webinar

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Tune in March 10 at 11:00 AM EST to hear from Amy Hall, adult education/co-coordinator for the FACE program at Hannahville Indian School in Hannahville, MI. Amy Hall is a unique family educator. She has worked across family literacy programming as an early childhood teacher and an adult educator. She has also been a program… Read more »

NCFL’s free webinar series continues on February 3

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Have you signed up for NCFL’s next Teacher to Teacher webinar? Don’t miss hearing from Katy Kibbey, chief programs officer for Wayne Metro Family Literacy in Hamtramck, Michigan, on February 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST. Katy Kibbey is currently responsible for overseeing all program departments that support the agency’s mission of empowering low-income individuals… Read more »

Funding available for libraries

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Are you a library program staff member looking for ways to enhance your summer reading program? Would you like to bolster family engagement at your library? If so, consider applying for funding to implement Camp Wonderopolis in your library this summer. This year, thanks to the support of Better World Books, NCFL is offering libraries across… Read more »

Family Teacher of the Year webinar series

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You are invited to attend NCFL’s free Family Teacher of the Year webinar events. The next webinar in the Teacher to Teacher series is January 6 at 11 a.m. EST and features Elizabeth Atack, a librarian at Nashville Public Library, who oversees Bringing Books to Life, a preschool literacy outreach program that uses puppets to… Read more »

NCFL accepting proposals for new nature-based programming initiative

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NCFL is accepting proposals from libraries interested in offering nature-based programming for families with children in preschool. Three selected sites will receive a $3,000 stipend to cover programmatic costs and both onsite and virtual support, including professional development and hands-on training for implementing a series of workshops for parents and children, including Parent Time, Parent and Child Together… Read more »

2016 Toyota Family Teacher of the Year & Runner-up Announced

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When Jean Ciborowski Fahey of Weymouth, Mass., joins a circle of moms and newborns, she condenses decades of knowledge about brain development into a 20-minute message that’s straightforward and provides parents ways to help their children develop a strong foundation for learning. “It’s important that parents of all income and education levels understand the benefits… Read more »

National Family Service Learning Week: Sept. 12-16

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This week, Members of Congress, led by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate, and Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Congressman John Yarmuth (D-KY) in the House of Representatives, declared the week beginning on September 12, 2016, as “National Family Service Learning Week.” Family Service Learning is the National Center… Read more »

#GiveLocalLou | Support NCFL on Thursday, Sept. 15

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Mark your calendars! On Thursday, September 15, NCFL is pleased to participate in the Give Local Louisville fundraiser, a 24-hour online campaign to help fund Louisville, Kentucky, nonprofits. Here in NCFL’s hometown, we’re expanding our NCFL Family Learning program that’s proven successful in over 100 communities around the nation. This is a one-day-only giving campaign that,… Read more »