Maryland Family Literacy Program
About the Maryland Family Literacy Program (MFLP)
The Maryland Family Literacy Program (formerly Partners in Print) provides a supportive environment where parents can learn how to better help their children learn to read. Mentors conduct evening workshops with parents and their kindergarten, first and second grade children. These workshops are centered on ways parents can become an educational advocate, engage their children in reading at home, and be an active part of their children's educational support system. Workshops are conducted in both English and Spanish.
The Maryland Family Literacy Program runs Monday through Thursday from 5:15 pm to 8:30 pm. Mentors are required to work two days per week.
The Maryland Family Literacy Program will:
- Provide parents with training to help their children read
- Offer children, teachers and parents the benefits of a long-lasting parent-involvement program
- Develop reading skills in children to help them become readers for life
- Encourage parental involvement their children's education
- Encourage children to learn how to read at home, not just at school
- Allow children to learn how language works from their parents
- Develop time management and other self-monitoring skills
- Provide positive influences toward reading by encouraging parents to read with their children
Who Attends Maryland Family Literacy Pogram Workshops?
Parents and children who are members of our partner schools are invited to attend our workshops. Workshop topics focus on kindergarten through second grade levels.
At the end of each year, the Maryland Family Literacy Program hold a culminating celebration workshop at each school site for parents and children at that school.
This celebration and final workshop includes a resource fair for families, information about college, and fun and creative literacy activities. The event typically includes aspects of language and culture, including themed books and performances.