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Family Literacy Friday: Setting the example of persistence and determination

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November is National Family Literacy Month®, a time when we celebrate families who are working to better their lives and the tireless efforts of those working in family literacy and family-focused programs. Each Friday in November, we’re sharing an inspirational story of an adult learner who has participated in an NCFL family literacy program. This… Read more »

Family Literacy Friday: Empowered mother helps her children succeed

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November is National Family Literacy Month®, a time when we celebrate families who are working to better their lives and the tireless efforts of those working in family literacy and family-focused programs. Each Friday in November, we’re sharing an inspirational story of an adult learner who has participated in an NCFL family literacy program. This… Read more »

Family Literacy Friday: One woman’s journey from learning English to teaching others

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November is National Family Literacy Month®, a time when we celebrate families who are working to better their lives and the tireless efforts of those working in family literacy and family-focused programs. Each Friday in November, we’re sharing an inspirational story of an adult learner who has participated in an NCFL family literacy program. This… Read more »

Celebrate families learning together this November

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Families and the staff who serve them work hard all year to help parents and children earn the skills necessary to prosper. It’s time to celebrate your accomplishments! The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and our partners in the field recognize that two-generation family literacy programming is a powerful approach to help parents and… Read more »

National Family Literacy Month 2016

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We at the National Center for Families Learning have always struggled to boil down our day-to-day work to one sentence, even one paragraph. That’s because family literacy doesn’t just come in the form of a parent and child reading a book together. It’s a teacher making home visits; an intensive four-component program; a library hosting… Read more »

San Mateo County Library | Family Literacy Events

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San Mateo County Library held two National Family Literacy Month events to highlight the commitment East Palo Alto families has toward educating their community about healthy habits and the importance of literacy and access to books. One participant said, “We learn so much at Toyota Family Learning that benefits our own family, we need to… Read more »

Lincoln Public Schools | Life ‘Wonders’

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Increasing curiosity for math and reading subjects were a top priority when Lincoln Public Schools families joined together at Everett Elementary to celebrate National Family Literacy Month with its Toyota Family Learning participants. The program included stations focused on reading, math and creating curiosity through questions.  Parents learned an ‘at-home reading strategy’ to help guide… Read more »

East Side House | Camp Wonderopolis

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To celebrate National Family Literacy Month, parents, families, teachers, and students gathered together at East Side House Settlement to read What is a Scientist by Barbara Lehn. After discussing the book, 20 families and 74 children broke out into groups and rotated through stations of Camp Wonderopolis activities. Students built a simple rocket and explored… Read more »

Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy | Festival of Health and Wellness

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Milwaukee families learned together how to live a healthier and more active life at the Festival of Health and Wellness to celebrate National Family Literacy Month on Tuesday Nov. 17 at Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy. Held at the school, which made  it free  and accessible for families, this Family Service Learning project also gave children… Read more »

Toberman Neighborhood Center | Storybooks

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San Pedro families flexed their creative muscles when they become authors as part of National Family Literacy Month activities at Toberman Neighborhood Center. Families walked through the bookmaking process during Parent and Child Together Time® (PACT).  Using Wonderopolis, children and parents learned about the history of books and invention of the printing press. Afterwards, they… Read more »