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
    • family liaisons
    • health and nutrition services
    • library services
    • enrichment programs
    • 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

Classes begin in March and meet twice a week.

Class Schedule Spring 2023

Classes begin March 7, 2023

In-Person Classes

Location and Days Times

Lane Elementary School

Tuesday and Thursday

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Bailey's Elementary

Wednesday and Friday

10 a.m.- Noon

Virtual Classes

Location and Days Times
Class 1: Tuesday and Thursday 10-11:30 a.m.
Class 2: Tuesday and Thursday noon - 1:30 p.m.
Class 3: Wednesday and Friday 10-11:30 a.m.
Class 4: Wednesday and Friday noon - 1:30 p.m

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 30, 2022.
  • 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