LIFE has established working relationships with four organizations and 24 schools in providing the model that empowers parents to help their children learn to read
Working with parents is our signature platform. Parents or family members receive information on preparation for kindergarten as well as the importance of reading at home
LIFE has embarked on reaching parents and families at community "POP UP 4 PARENTS" events by teaching and training the benefits of reading to their child at an early age
We support parents and families by providing home libraries to approximately 1000 families.
We educate parents and families on reading and engaging with their children early in our STAR program (Sing Talk And Read)
We train leaders to implement the model and to engage in the supervision of the desired outcomes
The home is the child's first school
The parent or caregiver is the child's first teacher, and reading is the chi;d's first subject.
The importance of engaging,, teaching and supporting families
LIFE supports and includes other members of the family to engage in the child's educational experience
"I did not know the importance of reading to my granddaughter every night until I attended the LIFE workshops. I now teach her mother what I learned and I help other parents." Winsome '23
"My daughter could not sit for more than 5 minutes to do school work. Now she can sit with me for 2O minutes. I learned about consistency. We practice letter sounds and putting them together to form words" Darlene'23
I am a new mother and did not know that I should Sing Talk And Read to my 2 year old. I started doing what I was taught and i can see imporvement with my child talking. I was given books to help with my child's behavior. I learned a lot." Shanice '23
Getting books in the home for parents to read to their children in our 1 2 3 Books in the Home Lending Program. 26 schools receive fiction and non-fiction readers to build their school library
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LIFE participated in International Literacy Day. Our past Board member, a children's author, read her book to 1000 children across Jamaica
LIFE hosted the symposium and shared best practices. All the schools enrolled in the program participated to teach the benefits of LIFE's model