NCFL highlights its deep experience with family literacy in new brief

Throughout its 30-year history, the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) has been a pioneer in family literacy. NCFL’s four-component model of family literacy, developed in 1985 and codified into federal law in 1998, was designed as more than a tool to assist families with meeting their learning goals. It was also meant to support overall family well-being and serve as a catalyst for positive change in communities.

NCFL’s new brief, Setting the Foundation for Learning Success: A Brief on Family Literacy, provides an overview of the four-component model, the research that supports it, and the ways the model has been put into practice across the country to benefit families and communities. This brief is the final publication in a four-part series that highlights NCFL’s 60×30 Vision to establish coordinated and aligned Family Learning Systems in 60 communities by 2030. Family literacy—alongside family leadership and family engagement—is a foundational element on which Family Learning Systems are built.