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ERIC Number: ED348889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Elgin YWCA Family Literacy Project. Curriculum for ESL Parents and Preschoolers.
Rickabaugh, Susan; And Others
A YWCA-based family literacy model curriculum in Elgin, Illinois is described. In 1990, the Elgin YWCA had the following program components in place: six daytime and five evening ability level classes for adults taught by certified teachers; a preschool English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program for 3- to 4-year-old children of adult students; child care for those under age 3; and a summer ESL program for children to sixth grade. More than 800 adults and 165 children are served annually. The 1-year grant enabled the Elgin YWCA to develop a parent-child instructional component for limited English proficient parents and to improve adult and children's literacy services. After a review of the program model, this report details the family literacy project curriculum, including the following parts: goals and design; curriculum overview; learning units for parents and preschoolers (building blocks for learning, storytelling, four areas of growth, family fun, and "booktime bedtime"); learning experiences for parents, babies, and toddlers; and ongoing support programs and special events (read-at-home, "drop everything and read" or DEAR, public library visits, computer keyboarding and process writing, family council, book friends, Dr. Zeuss celebration, poetry celebration, and harvest fest celebration). Appended are lists of selected resources and a reproducible kindergarten book. (LB) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Reading Programs, Community Organizations, Community Programs, Curriculum Design, Family Literacy, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, Program Implementation
Curriculum Publications Clearinghouse, Western Illinois University, Horrabin Hall 46, Malcomb, IL 61455 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, Washington, DC.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Elgin YWCA, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Elgin)