As part of the Louisiana Department of Education’s efforts to improve literacy outcomes across the state, the department has recently added PRIME TIME’s suite of family literacy and engagement programs to their approved list of Family Literacy Support vendors.
With more than 30 years of success delivering humanities-based, family-focused literacy education programs, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ PRIME TIME programs will offer proven programs to help school districts engage families and build literacy skills. School districts interested in increasing family participation are invited to attend a webinar November 5 at noon. Interested districts can register in advance for the webinar.
PRIME TIME is offering school districts the following programs:
- PRIME TIME Family Reading and PRIME TIME Preschool: PRIME TIME’s core family reading programs promote family bonding and interaction around carefully chosen children’s books and the discussion of the themes found within them.
- HomeRoom: Training is available for both educators and families in PRIME TIME’s method of using participant-centered instruction, open-ended questioning, and collective learning strategies to promote discussion among respectful and diverse audiences.
- Spark Box: The fun of a PRIME TIME reading program is also available in a box for families to take home. Spark Boxes contain children’s books to build families’ home libraries and a Grown-Up Guide to assist caregivers in guiding discussion of the books, as well as additional learning materials.
The Louisiana Department of Education earlier this year announced it was launching an initiative aimed at sparking a reading revival across the state. The Louisiana Literacy initiative provides system leaders, educators, and families with practical tools and resources, such as those provided by PRIME TIME, to support children on their literacy journey.