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Sep 29, 2011 I
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Help break a world record by reading with a child

Next Thursday, October 6, people across the country will attempt to break a world record to help raise awareness of America's achievement gap. Will you help? Jumpstart’s Read for the ...  Read more »

Sep 26, 2011 I
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Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series highlights the most interesting voices in education

Beginning this week, Verizon Thinkfinity is featuring expert voices in education in the Thinkfinity Community with the launch of the Thinkfinity Education Speaker Series. Thinkfinity interviewed ...  Read more »

Sep 22, 2011 I
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Announcing America's Wonder Year Adventure from Wonderopolis®!

Calling all teachers and families who believe in uncovering learning opportunities in everyday moments: Wonderopolis®, the online learning destination brought to life by the National Center for ...  Read more »

Sep 20, 2011 I
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Research strand added to sessions for 21st National Conference on Family Literacy

For the first time, a National Conference on Family Literacy Conference Proceedings will be published for accepted research strand presentations and accompanying papers. NCFL is currently ...  Read more »

Sep 14, 2011 I
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Three ways to celebrate Adult Education & Family Literacy Week

September 12 through September 18 is National Adult Education & Family Literacy Week, supported by the National Coalition for Literacy. This week seeks to raise awareness about adult education ...  Read more »

Sep 12, 2011 I
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Make learning part of your family's daily routine

The start of school signals new beginnings and untold promise as well as the stress of busy schedules and report cards. As part of the Mom Congress’ Back-to-School Blog-a-thon, the National Center ...  Read more »

Sep 8, 2011 I
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Happy International Literacy Day!

September 8 is International Literacy Day. First observed on September 8, 1967 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Literacy Day highlights ...  Read more »

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2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book released

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released the 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book. This annual publication is a comprehensive resource on the status of U.S. children. The resource offers state rankings on ...  Read more »

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Wonderopolis named one of five Family & Kids websites in TIME's 50 Best Websites of 2011

NCFL is very proud to announce that TIME Magazine has named Wonderopolis®, NCFL's family learning website, one of its 50 Best Websites of 2011. Divided into 10 categories, the list includes ...  Read more »

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Get ready to head back to school with Thinkfinity's classroom collection

Summer's heat waves may be marching on relentlessly, but the days of summer break are fading fast. Get your classrooms and your families ready for the new school year with Verizon Thinkfinity's new ...  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