Early Literacy Program for African Heritage Families

The Early Literacy Program is a free, interactive parent and child program. Parents learn school-readiness strategies to prepare their child for future school success.

Parents are able to help their children develop essential early literacy skills at home and gain confidence in their own ability to become active partners in their children's education. The program provides information and resources on how parents can establish a positive home-school connection by:

  • Understanding the important role parents play as their child's first teachers.
  • Recognizing behavioral and academic expectations of Fairfax County Public Schools.
  • Becoming familiar with school programs and services such as interpreters, parent liaisons, health and nutrition services, library services, enrichment programs and before and after school care.
  • Parents receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the program, as well as books and other materials.

For more information please contact Connie Wilson at 703-204-4380.

Registration Information

Pick your first and second choice on this form

Class Schedule Fall 2023

Classes begin in October.

Location Day/Time Start Date End Date

Cameron Elementary School

3434 Campbell Dr.

Alexandria, VA 22303



10 a.m.-Noon 

10/10/2023 12/5/2023

Lorton Community Center

9520 Richmond Highway

Lorton, VA 22079



10 a.m.- Noon 

10/21/2023 12/23/2023

Creekside Village Apts.

7979 Janna Lee Ave,

Alexandria, VA 22306



10 a.m.-Noon

10/11/2023 12/1/2023

Mason Crest Elementary

3705 Crest Dr, Annandale, VA 22003



10 a.m.-Noon 





Mt. Vernon Woods Elementary  

4015 Fielding St. Alexandria, VA 22309



10 a.m.-Noon 

10/11/2023 11/29/2023
Virtual Classes


5-6:30 p.m.

10/11/2023 12/20/22023


Program Information

  • This program is for Fairfax County residents only. Proof of residency will be verified on the first day of class.
  • Base schools can be looked up in the Boundary Locator

How to Apply

Applications can be faxed at 703-204-4311 or mailed to:

Connie Wilson
Family and School Partnerships
2334 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA 22027

Application Form for the Early Literacy Program