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Family Literacy Program

What We Do

The Family Literacy Program works with children 6 weeks – 5 years old of parenting students enrolled in Association House High School. We help two generations grow at once. By providing daily on-site child care, early childhood education, family literacy activities, and parenting workshops, we support your family as a whole. 

How We Do It

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Early Childhood Education Activities: On a daily basis we provide kids with activities through our curriculum to make sure they are on track with their literacy and reading skills.​

Parent Workshops: Parent workshops are held on a weekly basis where we help parents gain knowledge and skills on how to be their child’s first and lifelong teacher, as well as parenting skills. ​

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Parent and Child Activity Time (PACT): PACT activities help review skills learned in workshops and provide a time for our parents and children to bond while reading. ​

Library Services: Once a month, we take our families to the Richard M. Daley Library to grab books and learn about other services the library offers. 

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Action for Children Benefits: Our staff works to help parents with linkage, assistance, and support in accessing and applying for Action for Children benefits. We can help with locating and applying for child care services and state funding for child care.

Parent Cooperative: A parent cooperative provides a safe space for parents to support one another and participate in activities.​

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Internal and External Referrals: Association House has a wide variety of programs that staff can refer parents to. We try to provide help in all areas, to help you achieve whatever goals you may have. ​

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A female Association House High School student reading with her daughter in the Family Literacy room.

“I love the set up, I think it’s very important for me to know where my child is at and know how they are doing throughout the day. I know if I have anxiety or if she needs something, I can go straight down. It calms me knowing what she is doing and where she is while I’m in class trying to learn.” 

- Emily, Program Participant

Hours

Our schedule runs complimentary to the High School schedule which is Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm and Fridays 9:00 am to 12:20 pm. For more information regarding enrollment or general questions, give us a call at 773-772-7170. 

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