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Jul 2, 2012 I

National Center for Family Literacy Launches Online Summer Camp

NCFL Fights Summer "Brain Drain" With Toyota-Supported Camp What-a-Wonder and Verizon Foundation-Supported Wonderopolis NEWS FACTS The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) announced ...  Read more »

Jun 25, 2012 I
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Higher Education Linked to Family Mobility

A U.S. Department of Treasury report released last week includes interesting statistics about the importance of higher education for intergenerational mobility. Without a degree, children born to ...  Read more »

Apr 18, 2012 I
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Wonder On the Go With New Wonderopolis Mobile App, Supported by the Verizon Foundation

There's a new way to Wonder! The official Wonderopolis® app, supported by the Verizon Foundation, was released today for free and is available now for download in the Apple App Store and the Google ...  Read more »

Apr 5, 2012 I
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Program Instructional Guide Now Available for “A Day at Dollar General: Learn While Shopping”

Online games. Shopping at a store. It sounds more like a typical Saturday afternoon of fun rather than a lesson in financial literacy. But NCFL and the Dollar General Foundation are proving that it ...  Read more »

Apr 2, 2012 I
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New website provides digital media resources for early learning

Some of the best online and mobile early learning resources are now available free of charge on a new website, the Fred Rogers Center Early Learning Environment™—“Ele” for short. Families, ...  Read more »

Mar 27, 2012 I
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Better World Books/NCFL Announce $30,000 in Awards for Libraries in Columbus, Providence, Salinas

Better World Books and the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) today announced that library programs in Columbus, Ohio; Providence, R.I., and Salinas, Calif., have won the annual Better World ...  Read more »

Mar 26, 2012 I
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North Carolina educator named national Toyota Teacher of the Year

Shari Brown, a Lenoir, N.C., educator,  received the national 2012 Toyota Teacher of the Year award Sunday at the National Conference on Family Literacy in San Diego. Brown is a family literacy ...  Read more »

Mar 19, 2012 I
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Largest family literacy conference begins Sunday

SAN DIEGO – (March 19, 2012) The 21st National Conference on Family Literacy will feature best-selling authors and national education leaders as it convenes March 25-27 in San Diego at the ...  Read more »

Mar 7, 2012 I
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New MetLife Survey of the American Teacher Released Today

Released today, the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents and the Economy is an important tool for gauging attitudes and effectiveness in the classroom. MetLife has sponsored ...  Read more »

Feb 13, 2012 I
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Only 5 Days Left for Early Bird Registration

February 17, 2012, is the last day to take advantage of the conference discounted registration fee. After February 17, registration fees will go from $445 to $510. Act quickly! Visit ...  Read more »

NCFL Partners

Toyota Family Learning Program

Toyota, one of the nation's most successful corporations, began a partnership with NCFL in 1991. In addition to a commitment of more than $35 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

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 reach the 35.7 million adults ages 18-64 who do not have a high school diploma by guiding them to better-paying, more stable jobs.

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®.

Go to Dollar General Literacy Foundation's website

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 to advance early literacy and learning resources for vulnerable families. Current efforts supported by PNC include a collaborative initiative in two at-risk Detroit communities that engages families to support vocabulary development for children under age 5.

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.

PNC Grow Up Great

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

NCFL has partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation since January 2016. The Foundation is currently supporting a dynamic two-generation family engagement initiative that expands NCFL's Family Learning model into select Head Start programs nationwide. NCFL's model presents an innovative way to support Head Start programs in meeting outcomes aligned with the Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Framework.

Visit the Foundation website

Better World Books

Better World Books selected NCFL as its domestic literacy partner in 2005 and has raised more than $1 million to support NCFL’s work and donated more than $15 million to support literacy and education efforts worldwide. Better World Books is a triple-bottom-line online bookstore, working equally for people, planet and profit. Each book purchased powers literacy across the world.

Better World Books’ support of NCFL has provided books and workshops to families after Hurricane Katrina, donated large book donations to literacy programs and families nationwide and fueled innovative family literacy and learning programs and resources in libraries, schools and community-based organizations. In addition to their work for literacy and education, Better World Books diverts books from landfills and offers carbon-balanced shipping.

Better World Books

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In 2013, NCFL began a partnership with the Gates Foundation to ensure that our network of students, teachers, and families thrive among recent shifts in standards-based education. NCFL will leverage the unique strengths of our award-winning Wonderopolis® platform to build upon the growing teacher network that uses the resource for core daily instruction and as a basis for professional growth.

Foundation Website

Goodling Institute

NCFL has partnered with the Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University since 2001, working collaboratively to further research, professional development, and policy efforts for family literacy and intergenerational learning.

The work of this partnership includes, but is not limited to, a strong research strand at NCFL's national annual convening, the Families Learning Summit; advocacy for family literacy and learning to further support for and inclusion of family-focused education in new and ongoing legislation; and dissemination of the latest research, resources, information, and professional development opportunities for literacy and learning practitioners and advocates, including the Certificate in Family Literacy provided by the Goodling Institute.

Goodling Institute for Research and Family Literacy at Penn State University