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Introduction to Family Literacy

This 2-day workshop provides participants with a basic understanding of the role of literacy in the life of children, their parents and the community.

Topics that are explored include the following:

  • A short history of literacy
  • How literacy is perceived today
  • Adult literacy
  • Family Literacy
  • The role of oral language in children's literacy development
  • Emergent (early) literacy development
  • The role of environmental print in emergent literacy development
  • Parental role in emergent literacy development

The workshop provides participants with many opportunities to be actively involved in examining and developing strategies to support family literacy activities.  A manual is provided to all participants.

For inquiries, please contact:

Centre for Family Literacy

11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324