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This October 25-27, the Families Learning Conference is coming to a computer near you! This year’s ALL-VIRTUAL schedule is packed with learning and networking opportunities, and we want you to be part of them. Now through September 30th, save $75 off your registration when you use discount code SAVE75Click here to secure your spot

Keep reading to learn about sessions on Monday, October 25th to add to your conference schedule. Highlights for Tuesday, October 26th and Wednesday, October 27th will be shared soon!

Empowering Parents Through Family Math, 9:15 a.m. CDT – Join the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE) and the Early Math Collaborative at the Erikson Institute to learn what “family math” is, how to create family math activities, and how to start a family math movement in your community.

Building a Parent Nation, 10:45 a.m. CDT – We’re excited to welcome Dr. Dana Suskind and hear about her roadmap for building a society that enables parents and caregivers to meet the needs of young children. Plus, Dr. Suskind is providing a free copy of her book, Parent Nation, to each attendee! The signup form to receive the book by mail will be communicated with registrants in October.

Math Moves the World: A Lunch and Learn About the Family Math Movement, 12:00 p.m. CDT – Grab lunch while the Heising-Simons Foundation and NAFSCE explore strategies for lifting up families’ mathematical strengths and highlight some of the storybook, game-based, and digital resources from their partners along the way.

Unlocking Resilience, 1:45 p.m. CDT – Be sure to catch Flipgrid’s Head of Educator Innovation, Jornea Armant, as she shares the story of Flipgrid and how communities including educators, students, and families are connecting, learning and growing stronger.

Welcome to the GED® Teacher Ranks: “GED 101”, 3:15 p.m. CDT – GED® Testing Service leaders will be on hand to deliver a “primer” for new GED® educators and a “refresher” for veteran educators.

Ready to register? Click here to secure your spot. Remember to enter discount code SAVE75 on the payment page to receive a $75 discount!

Discount code applies to one 3-day $595 registration only, when paying online by credit card, until 11:59pm Pacific time on September 30, 2021. Discount codes are not stackable.


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Toyota, one of the nation's most successful corporations, began a partnership with NCFL in 1991. In addition to a commitment of more than $50 million, Toyota has also contributed a wealth of in-kind support — including advertising, planning and management expertise — to form one of the most progressive corporate/nonprofit partnerships in the nation.

Three major programs have been developed through the Toyota partnership based on the family literacy model of parents and children learning together. These models have influenced federal and state legislation, leveraged local dollars to support family literacy and led to successful programs being replicated across the country.

Read more about Toyota's commitment to communities

William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

NCFL received its very first donation in 1989 from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to promote and implement family literacy programming, first in Kentucky and North Carolina and later nationwide. The Kenan Family Literacy Model in part laid the groundwork for 30 years of subsequent family literacy and family learning programming developed by NCFL.

Kenan has continued to support NCFL’s place-based family literacy programs since our inception. Most recently, it has invested in our organization’s Sharon Darling Innovation Fund, which will launch emerging ideas and programmatic evolutions in the multigenerational learning space.

Learn more about the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation began partnering with NCFL in 2006. A signature effort of this partnership is the National Literacy Directory, a resource that launched in 2010 and strives to guide potential students and volunteers to literacy services, community education programs, and testing centers in their communities.

The National Literacy Directory contains over 10,000 educational agencies located across the United States and has a dedicated toll-free number to help support those wanting to pursue educational opportunities in their communities.

Dollar General also provides support for development of NCFL’s innovative family learning resources centered on financial literacy and Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time®.

Learn more about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

PNC Grow Up Great

PNC Grow Up Great believes deeply in the power of high-quality early childhood education and provides innovative opportunities that assist families, educators and community organizations to enhance children's learning and development.

PNC Grow Up Great has partnered with NCFL since 1994, most recently in Louisville, Kentucky, to support Say & Play with Words, our pre-Kindergarten vocabulary-building initiative.

NCFL's work is also featured on the PNC Grow Up Great Lesson Center website. The Lesson Center includes over 100 free, high-quality preschool lesson plans and research-based instructional techniques and strategies. All lesson plans contain Home/School Connections printouts, in English and Spanish, to help families extend and reinforce the learning at home.

Learn more about PNC Grow Up Great

U.S. Department of Education

Initiated through the U.S. Department of Education in 2018, the Statewide Family Engagement Centers (SFEC) program provides 12 grantees and 13 states with five-year, $5 million grants to promote and implement systemic evidenced-based family engagement strategies. NCFL was selected to lead SFECs in two states, Arizona and Nebraska, and is a primary partner for two other SFECs in Kentucky and Maryland/Pennsylvania. 

The SFECs work to support family engagement through state- and local-level agencies while providing both professional development to school districts and direct services to families related to children’s academic outcomes and overall well-being.

Learn more about the U.S. Department of Education

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

NCFL was named a recipient of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s "Voices for Economic Opportunity Grand Challenge," which seeks to elevate diverse voices in order to broaden the conversation about the issues inhibiting economic mobility and generate deeper awareness along with actionable understanding. NCFL will develop and launch a podcast series that will highlight the remarkable stories of low-income, diverse families across the U.S. who have improved their communities through Family Service Learning.

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