DYCD's Family Literacy Programs help parents become full partners in their children's education. The goal is to not only build language skills, but also strengthen families and encourage parents to be active within our schools. Each program is built around four areas of focus:
Adult Basic Education (ABE) - helping parents improve their basic reading, writing, and spoken English skills. ABE includes Literacy and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
Enhanced Children's Education - providing children with a team of parents and teachers who are committed to promoting literacy.
Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time - an opportunity for parents and children to improve their literacy skills together. Families are encouraged to continue their lessons at home.
Parent Resource Time - providing parents with a better understanding of their children's educational and personal development. Parents are encouraged to discuss issues such as discipline, goals, and challenging situations.