Family Literacy


The Boulder Family Literacy Program is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of low-income families by helping parents actively support their children's education through participation in programs such as Adult Education including English as a Second Language and GED, Parent Education, Family Management, and intergenerational activities at their child's school.

Contacts

Missy (Alice) Cowan

Program Coordinator

720-561-5826

alice.cowan@bvsd.org


Goals and Components of the Family Literacy Program

The goals of the Family Literacy Program are:

  • Prepare preschool children for elementary school
  • Enhance the home learning environment
  • Increase the language and literacy skills of the parent
  • Improve the literacy and math achievement of school-age students

Components of Family Literacy:

The Boulder Valley Family Literacy program follows the National Center for Family Literacy and Even Start Program models. The following components make up the program:

  • Parent education consisting of ESL, GED and Computer Literacy
  • Early childhood education for children 2years-5 years following the Creative Curriculum
  • Homework Support and Tutoring for school-age children
  • Parenting classes
  • PACT (Parents and Children Together) with center-based activities for parents to join their children in child directed play
  • Home visits guided by the Parents as Teachers curriculum

Families eligible to participate include those:

  • With children who are birth to 5th grade in the Boulder Valley School District
  • With parents who have high literacy needs
  • Who qualify for free and reduced lunch or who qualify for Head Start

BVFLP is supported by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the federal Title 1 program, and Even Start.

GED Preparation and ESL (English as a Second Language) Classes

Preparación del GED

(Diploma de Equivalencia General)

Clases de inglés como segundo idioma

Columbine Elementary School

Classes meet Monday and Wednesday

5:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

To register call 720-561-5826

Sanchez Elementary School

Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday

5:00-8:00PM

To register call 720-561-5826

Pioneer Elementary School

Classes meet Tuesday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

To register call 720-561-5826

Emerald Elementary School

Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

To register call 720-561-5826

Boulder Public Library

Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday

10:00am-1:00pm

To register call 720-561-5826


All classes are free.

Preschool for children ages 2-5 provided free.

Homework support for elementary children.

Escuela primaria Columbine

llame al 720-561-5826

5:00 - 8:00 PM

lunes y miercoles

Escuela primaria Sanchez

llame al 720-561-5826

5:00 - 8:00 PM

martes y jueves

Escuela primaria Pioneer

llame al 720-561-5826

8:00 - 10:00 AM

martes a viernes

Escuela primaria Emerald

llame al 720-561-5826

5:00 - 8:00 PM

martes y miercoles

Boulder Public Library

llame al 720-561-5826

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

martes y miercoles

Todas las clases son gratis.

Preescolar para los niños de 2-5 años de edad.

Apoyo con la tarea para niños de primaria.

GED Resources

Find out where to take the GED here

Boulder Library online Gale courses- free online test prep courses

GED test site- learn about the GED test itself, types of questions, etc

Other Community Supports/Resources

Boulder READS program offer literacy tutors and exam prep

Intercambio- offers adult English classes

Useful Web Links