Vita Family Literacy graduate talks about how the program has helped her and her family.
Family Literacy is an intensive year-round program to assist English as a Second Language parents in gaining the literacy and parenting skills they need to become full partners in the educational development of their young children. It promotes parents’ involvement in their children’s education as their children’s first teachers.
There are four program components:
- Adult education (English as a Second Language instruction)
- Parenting education
- Interactive literacy activities with parents and children
- Pre-school and elementary school education
The Family Literacy program is targeted to reach core goals of:
- Improving English proficiency
- Helping children succeed in school
- Obtaining and retaining employment
- Continuing education by completing GED, post-secondary programs, or training
Vita Family Literacy is located at Centennial School District Administration Building in Warminster and at Franklin D. Roosevelt Middle School in Bristol.
Eligible parents include those 17 or older with limited English language skills and who have children from birth to eight years of age. These adult learners cannot be currently enrolled in a school program.
Vita Education Services partners with Head Start, Bucks County Free Library, St. Mary Parenting Center, and the Centennial and Bristol Township school districts to deliver this model program.
For further information, contact Vita Education Services at 215-345-8322