Early educational experiences are critical to building literacy skills and educational success. Parents and families are an integral part of these early learning experiences. The Center for Literacy Education and Employment is dedicated to parent and community education and resources that help to build strong minds, develop positive social and behavioral skills, and create healthy bodies for our future.
Click on the links below for examples of our work:
TN SPDG (The Tennessee State Personnel Development Grant)
Support to families and educators of children with special needs, preschool through high school, focused on developing language, mathematics, and literacy skills to ensure academic achievement.
Helping Your Child Grow
The Guides below were created to help families and caregivers understand the TN Early Learning Standards in the areas of speech, language, social/emotional physical and cognitive development.
The Guides above are also available in Spanish:
- Como Ayudarle a su Nino a Crecer. Guia para los padres sobre los ninos. Desde el nacimiento hasta los tres anos
- Como Ayudarle a su Nino a Crecer. Guia para los padres sobre los ninos desde los tres hasta los cinco anos.
- Reading Education:
- Families Helping Children Become Better Readers contains ideas for parents to become more involved in their child’s education
- Facilitator’s Guide for Families Helping Children Become Better Readers will assist you with planning and conducting a workshop for parents to help them learn ways in which they can encourage and support their children’s learning.
- Helping Your Child at Home: Reading Strategies Parents Can Use
For more information contact the Center’s School and Family Team.