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    Programs that provide information and/or services that deal with the topic of adult or family literacy.

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    Blueprint for Early LiteracyBlueprint for Early Literacy is based on National Reading Panel and Early Reading First recommendations, and is designed to meet state and national standards for reading, writing, and oral language development. These skills are taught in the context of 10 related, sequential themes. At the heart of each theme are award-winning children's books, carefully chosen to introduce children to the delight of reading. Lesson plans help teachers make each book a launching pad for teaching vocabulary, building comprehension, and developing phonemic awareness, phonics, and oral language skills. Blueprint themes - along with Blueprint author studies, center applications, and skill cards - build children's content knowledge and develop literacy skills through engaging, rich, and meaningful learning.Newark, NJ (Children's Literacy Initiative)Children's Literacy Initiative
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Reach Out and ReadReach Out and Read (ROR) is a national pediatric early literacy program. The mission of Reach Out and Read is to make literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Reach Out and Read trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give new books to children at pediatric well visits (check-ups) from 6 months to 5 years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. By building on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills so children enter school prepared for success in reading.PhiladelphiaChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia; University CityChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Reach Out and Read - Burlington TownshipReach Out and Read (ROR) is a national pediatric early literacy program. The mission of Reach Out and Read is to make literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Reach Out and Read trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give new books to children at pediatric well visits (check-ups) from 6 months to 5 years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. By building on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills so children enter school prepared for success in reading.Kids First Salem RoadChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Reach Out and Read - Cobbs CreekReach Out and Read (ROR) is a national pediatric early literacy program. The mission of Reach Out and Read is to make literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Reach Out and Read trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give new books to children at pediatric well visits (check-ups) from 6 months to 5 years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. By building on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills so children enter school prepared for success in reading.PhiladelphiaPrimary Care Center at Cobbs CreekChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Reach Out and Read - Market StreetReach Out and Read (ROR) is a national pediatric early literacy program. The mission of Reach Out and Read is to make literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Reach Out and Read trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give new books to children at pediatric well visits (check-ups) from 6 months to 5 years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. By building on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills so children enter school prepared for success in reading.PhiladelphiaPrimary Care Center on Market StreetChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Reach Out and Read - South PhiladelphiaReach Out and Read (ROR) is a national pediatric early literacy program. The mission of Reach Out and Read is to make literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Reach Out and Read trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give new books to children at pediatric well visits (check-ups) from 6 months to 5 years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. By building on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills so children enter school prepared for success in reading.PhiladelphiaPrimary Care Center in South PhiladelphiaChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Reach Out and Read - University CityReach Out and Read (ROR) is a national pediatric early literacy program. The mission of Reach Out and Read is to make literacy promotion a standard part of pediatric primary care, so that children grow up with books and a love of reading. Reach Out and Read trains doctors and nurses to advise parents about the importance of reading aloud and to give new books to children at pediatric well visits (check-ups) from 6 months to 5 years of age, with a special focus on children growing up in poverty. By building on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers, Reach Out and Read helps families and communities encourage early literacy skills so children enter school prepared for success in reading.PhiladelphiaPrimary Care Center at University CityChildren's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Children's Literacy Initiative - Blueprint for Early LiteracyBlueprint for Early Literacy is based on National Reading Panel and Early Reading First recommendations, and is designed to meet state and national standards for reading, writing, and oral language development. These skills are taught in the context of 10 related, sequential themes. At the heart of each theme are award-winning children's books, carefully chosen to introduce children to the delight of reading. Lesson plans help teachers make each book a launching pad for teaching vocabulary, building comprehension, and developing phonemic awareness, phonics, and oral language skills. Blueprint themes - along with Blueprint author studies, center applications, and skill cards - build children's content knowledge and develop literacy skills through engaging, rich, and meaningful learning.PhiladelphiaChildren's Literacy Initiative - Philadelphia; Center CityChildren's Literacy Initiative
    Children's Literacy Initiative - Professional Development ProgramAt Children's Literacy Initiative institutes and seminars, we use an interactive style of instruction and a practical, hands-on approach to help teachers explore the most current research in exemplary practices. Participants follow an intensive schedule of discussions, presentations, and small-group activities that emphasize both theory and practice, building on prior knowledge and moving toward clear outcomes. Teachers focus on improving students' phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through five key components of effective literacy instruction: Reading aloud to support instruction -Teachers study our Intentional Read Aloud model of how to read purposefully to teach vocabulary, engage critical thinking skills, develop imagination and problem-solving skills, and encourage interest in a wide variety of stories and genres. The criteria for choosing the best books to support early reading skills and develop vocabulary are stressed. Developing student writing -Teachers learn to incorporate writing in classroom centers and to provide ample writing opportunities for their students throughout the day, including modeled, interactive, and independent writing. Creating a literacy-rich classroom environment -Establishing a classroom that promotes literacy through engaged, meaningful activity is an essential base for student achievement. The physical environment and learning climate are both integral to improving classroom management while meeting the needs of all children and promoting a love of learning. Teachers learn about the importance of the library corner and having high-quality children's books in centers. (Our website, CLIontheweb.org, has a virtual tour of Model Classroom environments.) Instructing in small groups -Clearly planned and effectively managed small-group activities in learning centers support children's independence and cooperation, reinforce connections across the curriculum, and keep students engaged. Teachers learn how to set up and manage centers for subjects such as science, math, writing, building blocks, and dramatic play, all with a focus on literacy as part of the activities. Using Message Time Plus® -Developed by Children's Literacy Initiative, this powerful instructional tool is one of the most effective and valued processes that we bring to a classroom. Teachers learn to plan messages that address standards and goals while reinforcing subjects and skills being studied in the classroom. The message is written while children watch, and they then participate by reading aloud. Children take turns at the board, identifying what they know - such as letters, words, or punctuation - and their learning is furthered by the teacher through a mini-lesson targeted to each child's needs.PhiladelphiaChildren's Literacy Initiative - Philadelphia; Center CityChildren's Literacy Initiative
    Deafcan Deaf Community Action Network - Sign Language InstructionSign Language Instruction offers services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals on a variety of language related issues. Services available include: - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced ASL Classes - Coordination of the Deaf Women Connection - Prisoner Advocacy and Visitation - Literacy Classes for Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Deaf AdultsChesterDeafcan! Deaf Community Action Network - Chester; West ChesterDeafcan Deaf Community Action Network
    Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Center for Literacy - Literacy and GED ProgramsThe Literacy Center offers instruction in English as a second language and high school equivalency (GED) programs as well as it encourages computer literacy. Learners of all faiths and nationalities, at all stages of English acquisition, are welcome at the Center. Sister an dlay volunteers serve a diverse community of adult immigrant learners from dozens of countries in small classes from beginning to advanced levels.PhiladelphiaImmaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Center for Literacy St. Bernard ​Site - Philadelphia; Northeast PhiladelphiaImmaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Center for Literacy
    Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Center for Literacy - Literacy and GED Programs - St. Francis de SalesThe Literacy Center offers instruction in English as a second language and high school equivalency (GED) programs as well as it encourages computer literacy. Learners of all faiths and nationalities, at all stages of English acquisition, are welcome at the Center. Sister an dlay volunteers serve a diverse community of adult immigrant learners from dozens of countries in small classes from beginning to advanced levels.PhiladelphiaImmaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Center for Literacy St. Francis de Sales Site - Philadelphia; Southwest PhiladelphiaImmaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Center for Literacy
    Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers - Children's Education Programs - Franklin Commons CenterChildren's Literacy Program aligns learning to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards in order to achieve a smooth transition from preschool to Kindergarten and addresses developmental skills for early learners. Children also enjoy several exciting field trips each year. Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers are part of the Federal Food Program and serve breakfast, a hot lunch, and snack each day emphasizing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains each day. Skills Addressed: - Language development - Numbers - Science - Music - Arts & Crafts - Supervised play - Introduction to computersChesterFranklin Commons CenterPhoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers
    Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers - Children's Education Programs - MainChildren's Literacy Program aligns learning to the Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards in order to achieve a smooth transition from preschool to Kindergarten and addresses developmental skills for early learners. Children also enjoy several exciting field trips each year. Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers are part of the Federal Food Program and serve breakfast, a hot lunch, and snack each day emphasizing fruits, vegetables, and whole grains each day. Skills Addressed: - Language development - Numbers - Science - Music - Arts & Crafts - Supervised play - Introduction to computersChester*Main Site (Main Street Center)Phoenixville Area Children's Learning Centers
    Policy InitiativesEarly literacy public awareness campaign and information.AlleghenyPolicy InitiativesPolicy Initiatives
    Professional Development ProgramAt Children's Literacy Initiative institutes and seminars, we use an interactive style of instruction and a practical, hands-on approach to help teachers explore the most current research in exemplary practices. Participants follow an intensive schedule of discussions, presentations, and small-group activities that emphasize both theory and practice, building on prior knowledge and moving toward clear outcomes. Teachers focus on improving students' phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through five key components of effective literacy instruction: Reading aloud to support instruction -Teachers study our Intentional Read Aloud model of how to read purposefully to teach vocabulary, engage critical thinking skills, develop imagination and problem-solving skills, and encourage interest in a wide variety of stories and genres. The criteria for choosing the best books to support early reading skills and develop vocabulary are stressed. Developing student writing -Teachers learn to incorporate writing in classroom centers and to provide ample writing opportunities for their students throughout the day, including modeled, interactive, and independent writing. Creating a literacy-rich classroom environment -Establishing a classroom that promotes literacy through engaged, meaningful activity is an essential base for student achievement. The physical environment and learning climate are both integral to improving classroom management while meeting the needs of all children and promoting a love of learning. Teachers learn about the importance of the library corner and having high-quality children's books in centers. (Our website, CLIontheweb.org, has a virtual tour of Model Classroom environments.) Instructing in small groups -Clearly planned and effectively managed small-group activities in learning centers support children's independence and cooperation, reinforce connections across the curriculum, and keep students engaged. Teachers learn how to set up and manage centers for subjects such as science, math, writing, building blocks, and dramatic play, all with a focus on literacy as part of the activities. Using Message Time Plus® -Developed by Children's Literacy Initiative, this powerful instructional tool is one of the most effective and valued processes that we bring to a classroom. Teachers learn to plan messages that address standards and goals while reinforcing subjects and skills being studied in the classroom. The message is written while children watch, and they then participate by reading aloud. Children take turns at the board, identifying what they know - such as letters, words, or punctuation - and their learning is furthered by the teacher through a mini-lesson targeted to each child's needs.Newark, NJ (Children's Literacy Initiative)Children's Literacy Initiative
    REST Ministries - Wings GED Tutoring ProgramWings is our basic education/tutoring ministry using Christian computer software and videos. It teaches literacy and prepares students to take their GED. The beauty of this program is that it is simple to use and one-on-one, allowing students to move at their own pace and fostering a discipleship relationship. Chester*Main Site (REST Ministries)REST Ministries
    RSVP - Adult Literacy ProgramRSVP Adult Literacy Program provides libraries, drug rehab facilities, ESL and GED programs to help American and foreign-born adults improve their reading, English, citizenship in order to increase skills for employment opportunities.MontgomeryRSVP - Montgomery; PARSVP
    Upper Merion Township - Youth ServicesYouth Services offers a wide variety of programs to children and families that will foster interest in and love for reading. Programs available include: - Story Hours (for preschoolers, toddlers, and infants) - The Junior Friends of the Library volunteer Group - EScrip Program (to raise money for the children's department) - Reading Buddies - Dedicate a BookMontgomeryUpper Merion Township Library - Montgomery; King of PrussiaUpper Merion Township
    Willow Grove Literacy Council - Reading with Learning DisabilitiesLearn to Read Free! For both American-born and Immigrant Adult Students - The Willow Grove Literacy Council tutors both American-born and immigrant adults one-on-one and depends strictly on volunteers. It gives the adults free books and assigns tutors who help them to speak, read, and write English. Volunteers help students to reach their goals, which may include obtaining their GED, U.S. Citizenship, or learning life skills. There is no budget for this nonprofit group as all services and supplies are contributed. The Council receives no State Literacy funds but administers the organization free. Students come from the surrounding suburbs as well as from Philadelphia. Many local churches offer free tutoring space.MontgomeryWillow Grove Literacy Council - Montgomery; Willow GroveUpper Moreland Free Public Library

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