Early Literacy Program for Arabic Speaking 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 Gigi Hammoud (703-204-4347).

Registration Information

Registration begins Sept 2019

Class Information

Classes meet January 2020 - June 2020.

Locations and Information

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

Sites Days Time School Contact
Bailey’s ES (1)
6111 Knollwood Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041
Mon/Wed 10 a.m.-noon

Hiba Abdulwahhab


Bailey’s ES (2)
6111 Knollwood Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041
Tue/Thu 10 a.m.-noon

Hiba Abdulwahhab


Island Walk Community
1701 Torrey Pines Court
Reston, VA 20190
Tue/Thu 10 a.m.- noon

Sharon Blacketor


Lane ES
7137 Beulah Street
Alexandria, VA 22315
Mon/Wed 10 a.m.-noon

Melanie Crosby Hardy


Lutie Lewis Coates ES
2480 River Birch Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Friday 10 a.m.-noon

Solangie McPherson


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

Call Gigi Hammoud at 703-204-4347.

Application Form for the Early Literacy Program

Questions and More Information

Contact Gigi Hammound

Call 703-204-4347