Early Literacy Programs

Helping families become active partners in their child's education.

The Early Literacy program helps families and their preschool-age children prepare for kindergarten.  These programs support parents and families as their children's first and most important teachers.  Early Literacy fosters strong family-school partnerships using interactive activities.

Children and families in the Early Literacy program participate in fun "school-like" experiences. The 37-topic curriculum aligns with evidence-based instruction and FCPS’ Portrait of a Graduate.  Parents and families also learn from each other during discussions led by the instructor.  Discussion topics include:

  • The Joy of Sharing Books
  • Learning Through Play
  • Positive Ways to Communicate with Children
  • Understanding Behavior
  • Preparing for Kindergarten

Classes meet two times per week in school and community sites across Fairfax County.  Early Literacy programs are organized around four cultural/linguistic affinity groups: African Heritage/English, Arabic/English, Hispanic/Spanish, and Korean.  Families and their 1-5 year old children are welcome to enroll.  Early Literacy Programs are FREE for Fairfax County residents.

For more information, contact the programs below or Laura Cook 703-204-4330.