Promising Practices in Family Literacy Programs (2007)

In recent years, family literacy providers across Canada have developed guidelines and quality standards for family literacy programs to ensure they support the needs of a wide range of families in a wide range of communities. This article focuses on five central statements of principle that form the foundation of promising practice in family literacy. Each statement is followed by examples of its implementation in actual programs.

This is in no way a comprehensive look at family literacy programs in Canada, but rather a glimpse into some of the excellent work that is being done in every province and territory – in community centres, libraries, health centres, youth centres, schools, literacy centres, church halls, and other community spaces.

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