Growing With Books
The parents we serve come to us with varying levels of literacy. Our teachers ascertain the parents’ literacy self-confidence level and create an appropriate parent education program for the parents in each class. The families learn songs, finger plays, and games that focus on language skills.
The goals of this program are:
Help kids to build their own personal libraries by giving them a book at each class they attend.
Give parents ideas and tools they can use to make sharing and reading books with their children part of their daily routine.
Each year approximately 100 San Francisco families in need attend our yearlong Growing with Books classes. We currently give away more than 2,600 books each year through the program.