Family Literacy Program
The Family Literacy Program serves at-risk children and their families in our community through several different initiatives: Head Start, Sweet Dreams, and Baby Book Bundles. Through these efforts we are able to put thousands of new and gently used books into the hands and homes of low income families in our community, bring families together for literacy based events where reading is modeled as a fun family activity, and reinforce the importance of parents serving as their child’s first and most important teacher.
Head Start- in this partnership, LLC provides the federally mandated, yet unfunded, family literacy component in all Loudoun County Head Start classrooms. Weekly reading sessions, mobile classroom libraries, monthly book packs with books for children to begin building their own home libraries, and Family Literacy Night events throughout the school year are the cornerstones for this initiative.
Baby Book Bundles- low-income new moms pare provided with new baby books and literacy tips as well as a baby care item and small gift through this Family Literacy outreach program.
Sweet Dreams – LLC coordinates volunteers who read stories, share healthy snacks, and lead creative art projects related to the theme of the books to children and their parents residing in two Loudoun County homeless shelters. Participants are also invited to select a new or gently used book to keep.