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Tacoma Family Literacy


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Tacoma Family Literacy Program

Mission Statement

We recognize the family as the child's first teacher. We support parents in developing the academic, life and parenting skills they seek. We empower them to navigate, advocate and be examples for their children. We open access to post secondary education, higher wage employment and community integration through meaningful and relevant learning.

Location: Madison Complex

3101 South 43rd Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

Program Costs

  • Tuition: $25 (often waived)
  • Materials: $10

~ The Program Integrates Four Components ~

Adult Education

  • ESL classes are offered to parents, with any first language background, who want to learn English.
  • Adults intrested in participating in ESL classes at the Madison Complex must meet eligibility guidelines for enrollment into the Tacoma Head Start program.
  • Mentoring is provided to transition students to the TCC main campus for college readiness.
  • Classes are offered: Monday-Thursday mornings.

Children's Education

  • Parents in adult classes must have children enrolled in Tacoma Head Start classes.
  • Literacy coaching is provided to meet family literacy goals, with consideration of dual languages.

Parent Education

  • Adult classes include instruction that students request to empower them as parents.
  • Parents receive family advoccacy support through the Tacoma School District.
  • Academic and career planning are provided with the goal of economic self-sufficiency.

Parent/Child Together Time

  • Parents, in adult classes, weekly participate in their child's classroom with focused goals.
  • Activities align with Head Start literacy goals and increase parent engagement.
  • Parents return to their adult classes to debrief about activities and support one another's goals.

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