Creston Family Literacy Home Page
Creston Family Literacy is located in Creston, B.C., Canada.
In partnership with four other communities, we form East Kootenay Family
Literacy, a regional project.
Visit our beautiful valley's home page at crestonbc.com.
An Advisory Committee for Family Literacy was formed in response to an
open invitation from the Fundamental Level Adult Basic Education program
at the College of the Rockies, Creston Campus. Initiated by the Regional
Literacy Coordinator from Literacy B.C., committees were formed in the
communities of Creston, Cranbrook, Golden, Invermere and Kimberley, B.C..
Anyone with a vested interest in children or literacy was contacted.
In Creston a diverse committee of sixteen members represents a cross-section
of the community. The committee's main objectives are to identify existing
literacy services and programs in the community and to develop and plan
a family learning program to support existing programs or to implement
new strategies to meet identified needs.
An early result of the Advisory Committee's discussions was the hiring
in the community of a Family Literacy Coordinator. The Coordinator has
10 hours a week to help implement other Family Literacy programs in the
community and secure necessary funding. An important aspect of the Coordinator's
position is supporting existing services and developing partnerships between
participating agencies and programs.
The response to Family Learning in Creston has been very positive with
support from many people in the community. While still in the developmental
stages of becoming an entity in Creston, many areas needing support have
been identified. Meeting those needs is important to a healthy, productive
lifestyle and society in the Creston Valley. To address the needs in the
valley, Creston Family Learning is taking issues one step at a time.
The Creston Family Literacy Advisory Committee's first step is to offer
a program called "Parents Reading, Children Succeeding" beginning in the
fall of '98. Introductory workshops will be offered to parents with their
children on general topics such as learning styles, acquisition of literacy
skills, including literacy activities in daily life, and how to support
your child's learning. Further sessions will be tailored to participants'
needs and wants.
Literacy Links Pages
Over the summer, through the Human Resources and Development Canada
Summer Student Employment program, Creston Family Learning had a student
doing Internet research. These links are the result of her work, a compilation
of the most useful and interesting resources she found. Within each page,
the links are listed in order of usefulness.
Books - Information on ordering
books from various organizations.
- Links to helpful Internet sites.
Math - Sites pertaining
- Interesting reports, stories, ideas, on literacy and education.
Fundraising - Sites to
help organizations find grants, corporate donations, etc.
- All the search engines I could find.
Worthy Causes - Groups
we think are worth a look.
- Hey, what can I say? It's a requisite!
To contact Creston Family Learning, please sign our
guest book or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creston Family Literacy August 25, 1998