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 Adrain Moorer-Miller (703-204-4341)

Registration Information

Registration starts September 2019

Class Information

Classes meet February 2020-May 2020.

Locations and Information

Dates might change due to inclement weather or by school request.

Sites Days Time School Contact
Cameron ES
3434 Campbell Drive
Alexandria, VA 22303


9:30-11:30 a.m.

Ingrid McNealy


Creekside Community Center
7979Janna Lee Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22306
Tue/Thurs noon-2 p.m.

Rasidata Njai


Lorton Station ES
(SACC Room)
9298 Lewis Chapel Rd.
Lorton, VA  22079
Friday Only 10 a.m.-noon

Tania Muskett


Mount Vernon Woods ES
(SACC Room)
4015 Fielding Street
Alexandria, VA 22309
Tue/Thurs 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Carmen Little


Riverside ES
(SAAC Room)
8410 Old Mt. Vernon Hwy 
Alexandria, VA 22309
Wed/Fri 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Meg Turkson


Program Information

  • This program is for Fairfax County residents only. Proof of residency will be verified on the first day of class.
  • When registering one child, a child has to be at least two years of age by September 30th, 2019.
  • When registering two children the younger sibling has to be at least 2 1/2 (DOB on or before March 31, 2019)
  • Base schools can be looked up in the Boundary Locator

How to Apply

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

Adrain Moorer-Miller
Family and School Partnerships
2334 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA 22027

Application Form for the Early Literacy Program

Questions and More Information

Contact Adrain Moorer-Miller (703-204-4341)