Parents are a child’s first teachers. Parent involvement is the number one predictor of early literacy success and academic achievement. Research shows that reading daily to young children stimulates early brain development and helps build key language, literacy, and social skills. For English Learners this is even more important as their parents are often speaking and reading in Spanish while their children are learning in English.
The Latino Family Literacy Project is the nation’s premier provider of parent involvement programs for English Learners and their parents. One of the best ways for Spanish-speaking parents and kids to learn academics together is through programs like The Latino Family Literacy Project that embraces the entire family. It starts with teachers and staff being trained at an in-person workshop offered in the area or through an online webinar at a convenient time.
Once they’re trained, they then offer workshops at their school with parents. The programs are designed to establish family reading routines for Spanish and English speaking parents and their children. The program introduces the teachers to a language acquisition method and a step-by-step literacy instruction process. It involves family reading for Hispanic parent involvement, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and English-language development for parents and their children. It’s the perfect parent involvement program to get started with at your school.