Introduction to Family Literacy

“Family literacy is the passing of information from one person to another to help promote a family’s intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual and educational growth.”

-Planting Seeds Brochure, 2008

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How Family Literacy Programming Can Help

Family literacy builds on family strenghts, culture and community. Family Literacy Programs:

  • Connect family members in building literacy skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Assist children and families in building literacy skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • Allow parents to share positive parenting skills
  • Empower the family
  • Raise self-esteem
  • Improve family health practices
  • Strengthen self-identity and cultural expression

Certificate in “Introduction to Family Literacy” Training

This training provides the foundations of Family Literacy and is open to anyone wanting to facilitate, coordinate, and/or develop family literacy programming. The Introduction is a pre-requisite for many other Family Literacy Programs available in Saskatchewan.

Objectives

  • demonstrate the principles of Family Literacy programming in action;
  • introduce participants to Family Literacy and guiding principles;
  • introduce participants to components within Family Literacy programs;
  • introduce participants to the connection between Family Literacy and Community Development;
  • provide information on further training and an overview of Family Literacy within our province.

Length of Training:       6 hours

Targeted Participants: Organizations whose staff, facilitators, coordinators, teachers or parents are interested in learning more about what Family Literacy may offer teir communtiy.

Family literacy programming is a gentle way to help parents look at their own literacy needs.

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One comment on “Introduction to Family Literacy

  1. I am interested in taking this 6 hour certificate coarse. I work at Muskoday First Nation Community School, and I am interested in starting family literacy here.

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