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                                                                                       Building a Foundation for Reading

To strengthen our parent engagement focus, Ferst Readers has developed a workshop for families with children birth to three years old. Click here to register online to obtain all the program materials for FREE! This program is perfect for educators, child care centers, and community partners who want to help parents become better communicators with their children which will help their children develop strong language skills.

There are three components to this program - each focuses on a critical aspect to language development:

                                         DSC5442                    mom and child                    Ferst Readers Press Release photo2                                                                     Respond to Me                                                         Talk with Me                                                                    Read with Me

There are two parts to this literacy program: the Program Guide and the PowerPoint Presentation. Both are available to download once you complete the online registration. Click here for this step-by-step guide to teaching parents how to help prepare their children for school.

There are several ways to present this workshop to parents:

  • Three, one-hour separate face-to-face sessions.
  • One, hour and a half face-to-face session (All-In-One).
  • A one-hour virtual session.
  • Small Talk sessions (think Public Service Announcements) where you give parents snippets of a concept (5-10 minutes max).

A binder with all the information printed out can be purchased for $50/plus shipping. If you would like a binder, please request one at .

Program Evaluation: Once you have used the materials, please let us know what you think! Click here for the Program Evaluation Form.

This Family Literacy Initiative was created in partnership with Ferst Readers, Morgan County Schools Early Learning and the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy. 




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