NCFL is excited to announce a new opportunity to explore, enrich and create partnerships between family literacy efforts and community colleges. The goal of this new project, made possible by MetLife Foundation, is to help provide a smooth transition for students from literacy programs to higher education. We will embark upon a two-year project starting… Read more »
How many calories in Thanksgiving dinner? I just couldn’t post this before the Thanksgiving holiday. Take a look at this slide show, which shares the typical calorie count of Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks (well, maybe) to Larry Ferlazzo for the link. Have a great holiday weekend!
Thank you for your contributions to family literacy. Whether you are an ESL instructor, a program coordinator, a philanthropist or a parent, you help make the world a more literate place. And in honor of Thanksgiving, here’s a special video from the newest Toyota Family Literacy Program in Springdale, Arkansas. As you’ll see, the best… Read more »
Here’s another opportunity from NCFL to get an extra boost on your early holiday shopping. Complete our short Thinkfinity Literacy Network survey and be entered in the drawing for one of three $100 gift cards! The deadline is Monday, December 1 at 5 PM EST.
Hitting the malls this weekend? Make sure to swing by your local Barnes & Noble! Not only do books make great gifts, but NCFL receives a portion of the sales if you present our voucher at the time of your purchase. Just visit any Barnes & Noble store Saturday or Sunday (November 29 and 30)… Read more »
New Program Teaches Preschoolers Reading Skills, Getting Along With Others From the Literacy and Reading News blog, a study funded by the National Institute of Health and other federal agencies shows that it’s possible to teach preschoolers the pre-reading skills they need for later school success, while at the same time fostering the socials skills… Read more »
Today, NCFL is excited to announce that Springdale, Arkansas, has been awarded one of the 2008 Toyota Family Literacy Program (TFLP) grant awards. Springdale faced very stiff competition! NCFL received proposals from 191 cities across the country for the TFLP award; Springdale was one of only five selected. What makes this award so special is… Read more »
How are you using the Thinkfinity Literacy Network? Take our short survey, and you could win one of three $100 gift certificates from BetterWorld.com!The Thinkfinity Literacy Network, managed by NCFL and ProLiteracy, is a rich resource for all things literacy. Your input and feedback is critical to help guide the content and opportunities on the… Read more »
Mayor to parents: Read to children From The Boston Globe: Forget Mozart CDs and Baby Einstein videos, Boston’s mayor is urging parents to teach preschool children the old-fashioned way: by talking, reading, and playing with them. The Education Podcast Network The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together, in one place, the wide… Read more »
In partnership with the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, NCFL has developed and supported the Certificate in Family Literacy — a series of graduate courses available through Penn State University’s online World Campus. Supporting the evidence that credit-bearing professional development provides that “intensity and duration” proven to be most effective for family literacy… Read more »