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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.

Our program integrates the 4 Family Literacy components: Adult Education, Children's Education, Parent Education and Parent/Child Together Time.

Location: Madison Complex
3101 S. 43rd St.
Tacoma, WA

Program Costs

  • Tuition: $25 but can be waived
  • Materials: $10-$18, dependent on class but some can also be waived

Adult Education

  • English (levels 1-6) 9:15-11:15 a.m.
  • HS21 (high school completion) 9:15 a.m.-12 p.m.

Children's Education

Our program considers the whole family. Infants are allowed in the adult classrooms and an Early Childhood Education class is available on site (currently full). Our program is co-located with Head Start classes and adult instruction includes information about school systems.

Parent Education

Adult students receive information they request to empower them as parents. Connections are made with relevant resources in the community, which includes guest speakers and advocacy.

Parent/Child Together Time

An on-site library provides books to check out for all ages, and includes activity kits for parents to complete at home with their children.

The Tacoma Children's Museum also provides their Play to Learn program at the Madison Complex every Monday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Facilitators from the museum are bi-lingual and bring developmentally appropriate thematic materials for parents and children to interact and learn through play. Please view their site for more information.


There are opportunities to assist in the adult and children's classes. The adults enjoy practicing their English in conversation groups and the children always enjoy extra cuddles or more story time.

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