Parent literacy together

Welcome to parent literacy together

We are excited to announce our virtual Parent Literacy class!

We want to help you:

  • Feel empowered in learning activities at home with your child.
  • Learn specific methods to support your children’s literacy skills.
  • Boost your home literacy environment.

Parent Literacy Together is a Multi-Generational Learning program that helps parents become more engaged in their children’s learning. Sessions are led by trained family literacy experts and include activities that will empower parents to become more confident “first teachers” of their children. Registered parents will receive a “Your Home School” kit, filled with age-appropriate books, learning activities, and other supplies to help them create fun learning experiences with their children.

Click to read our newsletter below for a calendar of meeting dates and tips for Learning on the Go!:

  • In your child’s bedroom 
  • In the kitchen 
  • In the yard 
  • During family trips
Tuesdays, Starting September 22nd

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesdays, starting September 23rd

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

To register, email Taylor Sayers or call (269) 447-1158. 

get involved!

Parents and Children of Kalamazoo (P.A.C.K) 

This is the perfect place to have your voice heard. We want you, as parent leaders, to tell us what you need to be successful. What do you love about our programs? What do you need more of? Is there something we’re missing? With your strong voices, we can better serve you. You will also have the opportunity to connect with other parents who want to share their ideas.

Parent Literacy Forum

Parents work with experts to learn about literacy activities that can help their children succeed. During these monthly meetings, parents learn more about our program and other services.

Health Literacy: Read and Seed

In this class, we learned tips and strategies for keeping you and your family healthy and active. We discussed how to stretch your food dollars and shop on a budget. We also shared healthy recipes and exercises you can do at home! Staying active and eating a balanced diet is key to your health. We want to help make nutritious meals and physical activity a daily part of your family’s life.

Program partners include Goodwill Industries of Southwestern Michigan, Talking is Teaching, and the WMU Dorothy McGinnis Reading Center and Clinic. Parent Literacy Together is supported in part by the Harold and Grace Upjohn Foundation, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Marvin and Rosalie Okun Foundation, and the Wisner Family Foundation.