Seidel School


Teacher Education and Technology Center

Welcome to the May Literacy Center

Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies

Departments of Education Specialties and Teacher Education

Family Literacy Program

I have heard about the Family Literacy Program located in the May Literacy Center; please tell me more!

"The home is the child’s first school, the parent is the child’s first teacher, and reading is the child’s first subject." -Barbara Bush

The Family Literacy Program teaches literacy skills to adult family members and their children. Families have fun while children learn important language and literacy skills, through reading, writing, playing and talking. In addition, parents and grandparents will learn more things to do to keep children actively interested in learning new things.

Children must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or relative to participate in this program.

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Spring 2011 Schedule

Thursdays 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us any evening you can!

  • February 3, 10, 17, & 24
  • March 3, 10, 17, & 31
    No program March 24 due to SU Spring Break.
  • April 7, 14& 28
  • May 5 & 12

The last session will be May 12th.

Dinner is provided to participants during each evening session, There will be two Saturday field trips:

  • Saturday Field Trips information TBA

Join us for evening and field tips filled with reading, writing, and fun with your child. This is a special opportunity to help your child grow, help yourself grow, and to make a difference in your child's future.

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The program is FREE and available for children 3 to 11 years of age. There are exciting activities for adults and children:

  • Door Prizes every week
  • Free reading/writing materials
  • Free dinners every week
  • Free transportation provided
  • Monthly field trips
  • Free books every week
  • Free backpacks filled with materials
  • Shopping spree at bookstore

The Family Literacy Program is funded by the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy and Salisbury University. If you are interested in more information please call Sarah Smith, 410-677-0233,  .


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