Literacy is the foundation of education, and children who don’t make the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” during the critical elementary school years are far less likely to graduate from high school. With more than 10 million children participating in afterschool programs nationwide, program providers have the opportunity to make a real impact on students’ futures by supporting their literacy skill development. Extending and Enhancing Literacy Learning in Afterschool Programs, a new practice guide by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, offers afterschool providers a comprehensive guide to implementing or strengthening a focus on literacy learning in their programs.
Join Ann Marie Barter, Senior Director of Programs for the Barbara Bush Foundation, for a series of webinars that will walk providers through the topics covered in the practice guide, including the progression of literacy development in children, the key characteristics of an effective literacy program, and a compendium of evidence-based curricula.
The webinar series kicks off on May 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET and continues through August. More details and registration information can be found here.