Family Literacy

Family Literacy in Washington is an Adult Basic Education ( ABE, ESL, and/or GED Preparation or high school completion) program operated in the context of being one’s children’s first and best teacher.

All Family Literacy programs have four basic components:

  • Adult Basic Education;
  • A practicum of interactive literacy activities between parents and their children (PACT Time);
  • Parenting Education and support for being their children’s primary teachers as well as full partners in their continuing education, and
  • Age-appropriate early childhood education to prepare them for success in school and in life.

Family Literacy programs often are designed for low-income parents with young children. As a result, themes for instruction may often include topics such as career and educational pathway planning, managing the impact of work on family life, family management, parenting skills, time management, financial management, health, conflict resolution, child development, positive family communications, nurturing children’s learning abilities, etc.

For further information, contact the ABE Office at 360-704-4323.


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