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This National Reading Month, encourage parents to read aloud to children of all ages

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As the calendar turns to March, there is much anticipation! Days are getting longer and warmer as spring nears. And at elementary schools across the United States, students and teachers will eat green eggs and ham, wear striped stovepipe hats, and make gooey green oobleck. March 2 is National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, and many… Read more »

NCFL joins the Digital Learning Day celebration

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Practitioners, are you ready? Have you put your event on the map? Digital Learning Day (#DLDay) is Thursday, February 22, 2018! #DLDay creator, Alliance for Excellent Education, has published the official map of events taking place across North America.   As computers and technology become increasingly ubiquitous in our society, it is essential that they also… Read more »

Ten tips for supporting PACT Time® in the classroom

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Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time® supports the strengthening of emotional bonds as parents and children work and play alongside one another. PACT Time in the classroom is an important way for parents to practice the skills and strategies they have learned while participating in Parent Time during family literacy programming. Through participation in classroom… 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 »

NCFL wins Library of Congress award

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The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is proud to announce we’ve received the American Prize of the Library of Congress Literacy Awards 2017. NCFL’s President & Founder, Sharon Darling, accepted the award on behalf of NCFL at the Library of Congress National Book Festival Gala in Washington, DC, on September 1. “It is an… Read more »

Program Spotlight: Goals set the stage for Toyota Family Learning

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In this post by Patricia Lovett, team leader for family learning at the National Center for Families Learning, learn how goalsetting is an important step in helping families make educational and economic gains: On a recent visit to support Toyota Family Learning at San Mateo County Library, I was energized to see our conversations about goalsetting in… Read more »

NCFL expands footprint of its two-generation model to benefit Tupelo families

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On April 25, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and Toyota unveiled our newest partner in the charge to help lift families out of poverty and into educational success. Community leaders and families in Tupelo, along with staff from NCFL and Toyota, gathered to celebrate the announcement that the Family Resource Center of North… Read more »

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. Richmond Reading… Read more »