Low adult literacy is a major stumbling block for families throughout the U.S. Not only can it limit a parent’s employment prospects, but it can also stunt their child’s academic growth.
For low income families, maternal education level is the number one indicator of a child’s success. A mother who is engaged in her own education as well as her child’s is much more likely to see her family prosper. That’s why NCFL has developed a four-component Family Literacy program, which includes Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time®.
In this conversation, NCFL Executive Vice President Dr. Josh Cramer joins Karim Bukhadurov from Great.com as part of their 'Great.com Talks With...' podcast to discuss these aspects of NCFL's work as well as the importance of bringing parents and children together to learn from each other. The 'Great.com Talks With...' series is an antidote to negative news stories that aims to shed light on organizations and experts whose work is making a positive impact on the world.
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