ERIC Number: ED373186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Learning with East Aurora Families (LEAF). A National Institute for Literacy Demonstration Project Family Literacy Curriculum. November 1993 to October 1994.
Dickson, Connie, Comp.; And Others
This publication incorporates information for developing the Learning with East Aurora Families (LEAF) family literacy program model as well as specific activity ideas for program components. It is divided into eight parts which include: (1) staff job descriptions; (2) early childhood curriculum; (3) adult basic education curriculum; (4) English as a Second Language curriculum; (5) parent and child time together; (6) parenting workshops; (7) home visits; and (8) field trips. Staff job descriptions detail basic responsibilities and authorities, entry level requirements, and hours per week. The early childhood curriculum consists of a class schedule, elements of the class, and outlines for 13 units: Thanksgiving, Christmas holiday, occupations, health, Valentine's Day, families, communities, planet earth, Easter, plants, Mother's Day, summer fun, and being patriotic. Each outline consists of purpose of unit, overview, and art projects with materials needed and directions. The adult basic education section describes the general curriculum, customization of the curriculum, and specialized curriculum and lists materials. The section on English as a Second Language describes basic materials, general classroom procedures, use of volunteers, and other elements. The parent and child time together curriculum contains handouts in English and Spanish for parents for the activities that detail learning concepts, materials needed, and description of activity. The parenting workshops section provides an overview of workshop topics. The home visits section describes four visits: skills for children, skills for parents, what teachers do, what children do, what parents do, and what parent and children do together. The final section describes eight field trips in terms of destination, contact person, purpose of activity, description, and staff requirements. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, High Risk Students, High School Equivalency Programs, Home Instruction, Home Visits, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parent Participation, Parenting Skills, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Development
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Waubonsee Community Coll., Sugar Grove, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois (Aurora)
Note: For the project evaluation, see CE 067 010.