Family Literacy

Family Literacy includes four instructional components: Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, Interactive Literacy Activities, and Parent Education. Together, these components will increase the probability that adults will improve their literacy skills, children will enter school prepared to learn, and parents will be able to help their children succeed in school.

Adult Education (AE) – The skills are presented in the context of family and are needed to transition to post-secondary education or training, for employment, and to pass the GED®.

Parent Education (PE) – The goal is to strengthen parents’ support of their children’s literacy development and school success. Parenting education blends parent support and parent education groups to meet the needs of the families in the program. Parenting addresses family issues such as nutrition, discipline, divorce, and finances. The instructor serves as a resource for parents.

Interactive Literacy Activities (ILA) – These activities promote a parent’s role as his/her child’s first and primary teacher and provide the opportunity for parents to spend quality time with their children. Activities provide ideas for parents to transfer learning to the home. The program includes partnerships with various groups and libraries.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) – This component of the program focuses on preschool and school-based curricula for children ages birth to third grade. The child’s cognitive, physical, and emotional skills are assessed and developed through active explorations and investigation, personal discovery, reorganization of his/her physical environment, and verbal integration with peers and adults. ECE is provided by partnering Head Start/Early Head Start programs, local preschool programs, and local school districts.

Locations and Class Schedules:

  • Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc.
    Greensburg Headquarters Office
    219 Donohoe Road
    Greensburg, PA 15601
    Monday – Thursday:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Private Industry Council of Westmoreland/Fayette, Inc.
    Uniontown Office
    112 Commonwealth Drive
    Lemont Furnace, PA  15456
    Monday – Thursday:  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.