Program to enhance family learning begins

November 21st, 2014
Toyota Family Literacy / Parent Immersion Training at Harms Elementary in southwest Detroit. Christina Mireles is the Parent Facilitator

At four elementary schools in southwest Detroit, mothers with young children in school attended a day-long Parent Immersion Training. The training is part of a three-year, $175,000 grant from Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). It is designed to help families – particularly those who are first-generation, Spanish-speaking immigrants – create a family culture that promotes learning and uses digital technologies for educational purposes. The four schools are: Munger, Harms, Maybury and Lighthouse Charter Academy. The Toyota / NCFL sponsored program enhances our English Language Learners Program (ELLP) at these schools. ELLP serves families with children in pre-kindergarten through third grade. It not only teaches parents English, it allows parents to spend time in their children’s classroom to help them with schoolwork. Parents both learn with their children and learn to support their children’s learning.

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