GRACE PLACE FAMILY LITERACY MODEL®
The nationally recognized Grace Place Family Literacy Model® pairs early childhood education services delivered to preschool students (from infants to 5 years old) with parenting and literacy education services delivered to their parents, most frequently their mothers.
Our model empowers parents to build a culture of education in each of their homes, establishing a base of support for kindergarten preparation and continued academic success for both child and parent.
BENEFITS OF FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAMS
Children have higher academic achievement in a program that encourages families to learn inside the home.
Children improve their school attendance and behavior when the learning environment is supportive and the parents are involved.
Parents may feel empowered to change and control their circumstances for the better.
Parents enhance their employment status or job satisfaction.
Parents learn new ways of parenting and reaching goals for themselves and their children.
Families become more involved in the opportunities of school.
Families create steppingstones for life-long learning.
Society may obtain new resources, funding for programs, and improved community leadership as families become more educated and involved.
Society may see a decrease in joblessness and welfare dependency due to literacy support.