Family Literacy Overview

  • The role of the family as first teacher is critical in student learning. Starting at birth, parent and caregiver interactions, conversations, and engagement with printed materials contribute to early brain development and later to academic success. Research conducted from preschool through high school supports the positive influences that engaged families have on student learning and achievement.

    Community and family involvement serves to promote and support the social, emotional, physical, academic, and occupational growth of children as they progress through their academic careers. Successful involvement requires meaningful collaboration among youth, families, schools, employers, and agencies. Strong communication among all participants is essential in developing strong partnerships. (Colorado Department of Education, CLSD Needs Assessment Guidance Document

    The resources below from D2's District Literacy Plan are recommended to assist families as they engage in the literacy development of children outside of school.

Family Literacy Resources

Age-Specific Family Resources

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