In a very humanistic and touching way, the story of Ladybug reveals an aspect of incarceration not often considered. The impact of incarceration on families and children is very profound, very real. Ladybugs story reveals the vital role family plays in the success social, educational, and emotional of not only children, but their incarcerated parents as well.
What is Family Literacy?
Although a significant force for many years, family literacy programming only recently started to receive its deserved attention. Several major pieces of federal legislation acted upon by the 105 th Congress recognized family literacy as a successful strategy for helping families achieve self-sufficiency. For the first time, a single, consistent, and comprehensive definition of family literacy services was used in federal law. As stated in the 1998 Workforce Investment Act, Improving Americas Schools Act, Reading Excellence Act, and Head Start Act, family literacy means . . .
2 The definition of parent or parents includes, in addition to a biological or adoptive parent, a legal guardian or other person acting in place of a parent or legal guardian, and may include a person such as a grandparent, stepparent, aunt, uncle, older sibling, or other person either (1) with whom the child lives or (2) who has been designated by a parent, legal guardian, or court to act in place of the parent, legal guardian, or court.
Thank you for showing
me another way to spend my time with my children. Im a young mother of 3.
Some things I didnt know, but this program showed me.
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