Dear FLSN Friends and Supporters,
November 1st is National Family Literacy Day. In our county and throughout the country, families and advocates will take time out of their busy schedules to celebrate and reflect on the many successes of young children, families, and agencies providing family literacy programs.
Happy returns to First 5 LA for their vision and support in offering a comprehensive family literacy model to families throughout the county of Los Angeles. Because of First 5 LA’s long-term investment, more than 10,000 families have benefitted from an intensive program model that includes instruction in four separate but integrated components. Please note that a successful family literacy participant (parent and child) commits to and attends the following:
1) 60 hours of early childhood education (ECE),
2) 10 hours of parent education (PE),
3) 48 hours of adult education (AE), and
4) 10 hours of parent and child interactive literacy activities (PCILA)
With this intense level of commitment and time to their child’s learning as well as their own, many of the families served have demonstrated greater success in preparing their children for successful transition to kindergarten.
In recognition of National Family Literacy Day, FLSN is pleased to share its first in a series of First 5 LA Family Literacy Grantee Case Studies to emphasize the progress made by family literacy programs in LA County. Please take a moment to go to http://flsn.lacoe.edu/sharing/special_reports.php to learn how Shenandoah Family Literacy at LAUSD has fostered a synergy among family literacy ECE and adult education staff that has led to exemplary outcomes for children, families, and staff.
Project Director III
FAMILY LITERACY SUPPORT NETWORK (FLSN)
Division for School Improvement
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Leading Educators - Supporting Students - Serving Communities