Programs work when they build on students’ strengths and hopes. In family literacy/Even Start programs it can be a challenge to meet the needs and goals of adults and
children while integrating components and meeting governmental requirements. Using affective themes, Motheread, Inc. has created an approach and curricula that provide a framework for program fluidity and student achievement. Both younger and older learners develop literacy skills and explore a range of subjects in age appropriate ways during adult education, early childhood, parenting, and interactive literacy sessions.
In order to implement programming for adults and children, staff need to attend two separate interactive trainings, the Institute and Story Exploring.® The 20-hour Institute gives staff who serve adults the tools and materials needed to enhance basic skill instruction. Participants completing institute requirements will be awarded 1.6 CEUs from North Carolina State University.

  •  Learn about the adult education, best practice research for the curriculum and instructional strategies
  • Experience the curriculum as both learners and instructors
  • Examine the use of formal and informal assessment tools to maximize instruction and student success
  • Learn how to contextualize instruction

The 6-hour Story Exploring training provides adults who work with children an innovative, research-based instructional approach and a 4-volume curriculum for children from birth through elementary school.

  • Learn how to encourage a positive attitude and motivate children about reading
  • Examine story as a way to teach and the importance of narrative
  • Learn about the research that supports the Story Exploring curriculum
  • Practice specific strategies and techniques to build literacy skills through the read-aloud experience
  • Explore ways to use the transfer-to-home activities provided by the Story Extenders®

Click here to download the Parents (Working with Parents) PDF file.







Click here to download the Families (Working with Families) PDF file.