Parent literacy together

Welcome to parent literacy together

We are excited to announce our FREE Parent Literacy class!

We want to help you:

  • Feel empowered in learning activities at home with your child.
  • Learn specific methods to support your children’s literacy skills.
  • Boost your home literacy environment.

Parent Literacy Together is a multigenerational learning program that helps parents become more engaged in their children’s learning. Sessions are led by trained family literacy experts and include activities that will empower parents to become more confident “first teachers” of their children. Registered parents will receive a “Your Home School” kit, filled with age-appropriate books, learning activities, and other supplies to help create fun learning experiences with children.  

New! Free On-site Childcare
Introducing the Little Scholars Child Development Center! We now offer free childcare for ages 0-4 for children of parents who are studying with us. The center is staffed by an Early Learning Specialist and features fun lots of  activities so kids can enjoy learning while their parents learn. Call Lauren at (269) 348-0480 or email [email protected] today to enroll. 

Wednesdays

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – In-person at the Reading Center at Goodwill and online

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Online only

For questions or to register, email Lauren Kiesling or call (269) 348-0480.

harvest day

On Tuesday, October 13th, we welcomed learners and their families in the Read and Seed community garden and Intepretitive Learning Center for a fun afternoon of literacy activities, as we celebrated the harvest. Everyone enjoyed the pumpkin painting, literacy obstacle course, scarecrow station, food, and much more. View the photo gallery below and we’ll see you next summer in the garden!  

family literacy day

This summer, we unveiled the newly upgraded Read and Seed Community Garden and Interpretive Learning Center, our awesome outdoor classroom in a beautiful garden setting. An enthusiastic crowd of learners, volunteers, and program partners enjoyed literacy-themed activities as we celebrated family literacy and multigenerational learning. Click the links below to learn more:
 

get involved!

Parent Coalition 

These monthly online meetings are the perfect place to have your voice heard. We want you, as parent leaders, to tell us what you need to be successful. What do you love about our programs? What do you need more of? Is there something we’re missing? With your strong voices, we can better serve you. You will also have the opportunity to connect with other parents who want to share their ideas and participate in parent-led initiatives based around your passions.

4th Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

4th Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Parent Literacy Forum

Parents work with experts to learn about literacy activities that can help their children succeed. During these monthly online meetings, parents learn more about our program and other services.

4th Fridays, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

 

 

Program partners include Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan, Talking is Teaching, and the WMU Dorothy McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic. Parent Literacy Together is supported in part by Shared Prosperity Kalamazoo, the Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Marvin and Rosalie Okun Foundation, and the Wisner Family Foundation.  

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Kalamazoo Literacy Council is a member organization of ProLiteracy. 

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