Frequently Asked Questions
Early Elementary(Emerging Readers):
Parent Workshops take place at libraries, schools, daycares, and community centers. Parents learn literacy strategies to use at home and how to make literacy part of a family's daily routine. LINC shares strategies on how to recognize age-appropriate reading material, parents receive free books to build their home libraries, and get connected to community resources and public libraries. Our workshops cover a variety of topics related to literacy and education in the areas of preparing for school, making reading fun at home, and social & emotional learning activities for kids.
Parent LINC prepares parents to be classroom volunteers, serving as a “stepping stone” program to our more intensive parent program, the Very Involved Parent (VIP) Academy. Schools appreciate the value of having parents as an effective classroom presence. Principals find LINC’s workshops as an effective leadership development strategy to engage parents in the Parent-Teacher Association.
Family Academies help families to create literacy-rich home environments for their children. Parents learn how to establish reading routines, connect with community resources across New York City, and are provided with opportunities to model literacy-building behaviors.
Early Childhood Parent Workshops (0-5)
LINC’s early childhood program uses the Five Practices of early literacy - talk, sing, play, draw, read - to support parents of children under five. LINC emphasizes the importance of early literacy with parents and caregivers and shares strategies about incorporating these practices in their daily routines.
LINC is now implementing an eight-week positive parenting workshop series, “Read to Me Little Bee” that supports language development and parent/child bonding through facilitated literacy interactions in a developmentally appropriate space.