Early literacy gives families the tools they need to succeed.
The essence of family literacy is that parents are supported as the first teachers of their children. Programs work with individuals as well as with the family unit. While family literacy programs provide developmental experiences for young children, their parents are offered instruction in parenting skills and parental support to change patterns of family interaction. Family literacy involves the literate activities families engage in at home and in the larger community. These interactive routines might include reading and writing together, when singing with your child you are helping them hear the parts of words, playing an educational video game, or simply talking to infants and responding to the sounds they make.