Northeastern Adult and Community Education
Adult and Community Education

Family Literacy Program

Early Childhood Instruction and Parent Engagement

Family Literacy Program

  • Adult education classes in GED preparation or ESL.
  • Early childhood education for children ages up to 8 years old.
  • Parent and Child Together (PACT) time –promotes parent-child interaction while supporting the literacy development of participating children.
  • Parenting Education - provides education and support for parents regarding their children’s literacy development.

The Family Literacy Program is structured for parents and children to learn together, strengthen bonds and create families that are empowered to achieve their goals.

The Family Literacy Program provides quality early childhood education for children ages up to eight years old while parents are enrolled in Adult and Community Education and attend GED preparation classes or English Language Instruction classes. Parents visit the early childhood classroom twice a month to participate in interactive, child-centered activities which help promote a young child’s social, emotional and cognitive development.

A well-trained staff works with the children in the areas of personal connections; relationships and communication; exploration and problem solving; and movement/coordination. While parents learn how to support their children's emerging literacy skills, their very young children are developing the competencies they will need to succeed in school and later in life.

This program has resulted in significant literacy gains by adults and children; participating children exceed their peers in academic performance, motivation to learn, attendance and classroom behavior. The Family Literacy Program is located in the Adult and Community Education Center at Northeastern Junior College.

For more information contact Jamie Giacomini at 970-521-6761 or at jamie.giacomini@njc.edu.