Agenda for Children is working in partnership with FirstLine Schools through the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) program. SRCL is a comprehensive literacy initiative focused on ages birth through 12th grade funded by the Louisiana Department of Education. Agenda for Children’s role is to focus on improving pre- and emerging literacy skills of young children in child care centers and pre-K classrooms.
Two key components of this work are:
- to create literacy-rich environments in centers and pre-K classrooms through professional development coaching and trainings, and;
- to engage parents and families in being active participants in their child’s learning and growth through literacy-based parent and family events and opportunities.
The SRCL program started in July 2012 and in the first year, Agenda for Children worked with FirstLine Schools John Dibert and Langston Hughes Academy, and 5 child care centers, including Wilcox Learning Academy, Kids of Excellence, Rainbow Academy, Open Minds Open Hearts Daycare and Kingsley House.