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Family Literacy Academy of Greensboro

Our Family Literacy Academy of Guilford County is proud to offer 10 week sessions for the whole family that focus on literacy, parenting and life skills using the Motheread© curriculum.

Through our Family Literacy Academy of Guilford County, Reading Connections offers free courses in Greensboro and High Point that combine adult literacy, parenting, and children's literacy instruction to help parents improve their literacy skills and help ensure that their children are ready for school. Our ten week sessions meet two days a week for three hours each day. Parents and children come for a meal before class and then attend separate literacy focused classes. At the end of the evening, parents and children come back together for Parent and Child Together time.

Through funding from a Smart Start grant made possible by a partnership with Guilford County Partnership for Children, the Family Literacy Academy of Guilford County has been able provide programming in 3 of Guilford County Schools Title 1 elementary schools, offering for four 10 week sessions in the 2016-2017 school year.

Each class focuses on a children's book which families keep to create a home library. During class, parents explore the adult themes in these books such as communication, sibling rivalry, and family dynamics. Trained instructors use the Motheread© Curriculum to blend exploration of these themes with explicit reading instruction to build literacy skills as well as parenting and problem-solving skills. While parents are in class, their children receive age-appropriate literacy instruction. During Parent and Child Together time, parents practice the teaching and parenting skills learned in class. Each class will provide the following for participating families:

  • a free book each week
  • free food before each class
  • childcare with age-appropriate literacy activities
  • craft supplies for home activities

Please contact Alison Welch, Family Literacy Program Manager, for information on locations and start dates of our next course!
Children participate in age-appropriate literacy activities while their parents are in class.
Parents and children explore the week's book at home with crafts and fun activities.

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