The four activities described in this definition are often
referred to as components. Each component is briefly described below.
interactive literacy activities between parents and
Opportunities for positive interaction between parents
and children, in which the value of literacy in families is encouraged, are
training for parents regarding how to be the primary
teacher for their children and full partners in the education of their children
Parents learn how to be their childs most enduring teacher. They
learn how to teach their children during play and learn activities, while
developing new interaction patterns. They learn about the expectations schools
have of their children and learn how to support their children in achieving
academic success. They become empowered, thereby enhancing their parental
parent literacy training that leads to economic
Parent literacy training offers instruction to enhance
parents skills as delineated in NYS learning standards. Parents are
encouraged to set goals for their educational achievement. Through academic
programs such as high school equivalency, GED preparation, adult basic
edu-cation, Action for Personal Choice, etc., parents develop skills to thrive
- an age-appropriate education to prepare children for
success in school and life experiences.
Preliteracy skills, such as
vocabulary building and verbal expression, as well as organizational and social
skills, like sharing and active exploration and investigation, are stressed to
support the childs social, physical, and educational development.
Linkages are created between categories outside of the correctional facility
and quality early childhood programs.