Everett Family Literacy

The Everett Family Literacy Program provides free English and parenting classes to immigrant/refugee families with children currently attending Everett Elementary. Classes are held at the school, and participants commit to attend class 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each day.  The program consists of Adult EducationParent And Child Together (PACT) Time, and Parent Time.  Free childcare is provided for infants and pre-kindergarten children during the program.

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Family Literacy – Adult Education

The adult education component is designed to extend basic education skills. The adult education component expects to significantly affect the future of the children whose family members attend the program. Parents make solid connections between skills learned in the classroom and their application in the home. The adult education component not only helps to prepare parents for the experience of successful parenting, but helps parents realize their own dreams-a GED, a college or technical school education, mastery of English and or a good job. 

Family Literacy: Parent And Child Together (PACT) Time

The Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time component allows parents to interact together as a family unit. For the most part, child interests and preferences drive the activities, with parents following the lead. Staff members help parents learn how to support their child learning by interacting together through meaningful activities. The reciprocal learning offers parents and children a chance to become true partners in education. Following PACT activities, parents have time to debrief and reflect on the activities to gain understanding and knowledge of child development and learning behaviors. 

Family Literacy: Parent Time

Parent Time provides information on effective life skills, issues critical in the lives of families, literacy and child development, parenting skills, and work-readiness. Connects parents with a wide array of community resources. Also provides parents with opportunities to network and develop mutual support systems with others in the program

A significant portion of Parent Time addresses children’s growth and development. Discussing teacher behavior that was observed during PACT – Interactive Literacy Activities Time can take place in Parent Time. During Parent Time, parents learn to access many resources within the larger community. This may range from eyeglasses and good nutrition to mental health services. Individually and as a group, parents work on the development of personal and social skills. Parent Time is a good place for parents to connect and bond, offering the opportunity to both give and receive support. Welfare reform demands that parents become self-reliant and employed. The barriers that keep parents from becoming successful often seem insurmountable. Family literacy helps parents remove those barriers. Parent Time offers solutions and support. 

 

        

Everett School Office                         4730 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98203
Phone:(425) 385-4000     

For more information or to join, please visit the Everett School Office or contact:
Lourdes Almazan, 402-436-1159, malmazan@lps.org.          

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