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Grantee Profile: Elizabeth Learning Center Family Literacy Program Strengthens Parent/Child Bonds

Faviola Delgado went to Huntington Park-Bell Community Adult School in Cudahy simply to improve her English skills, but she ended up learning much more.

At the school's Elizabeth Learning Center (ELC) Family Literacy Program, the mother of two was able to register for both English as a second language and parenting classes, while her sons were able to enroll in free on-campus preschool and child-care programs.

Instead of allowing Julian and José to watch hours upon hours of TV, Delgado learned how to support her children's language and social development through play, storytelling, reading, and other educational activities.

"Our program is aimed at reaching parents and children through classes as well as interactive activities," said Gina Paiz, ELC's program director.? "Not only does this prepare young children for school but also provides parents with the tools to better themselves and improve their relationship with their children."

"I would never trade my experiences with my sons in the parent-child interactive literacy activity class for anything, because it has created a new bond between us," said Delgado.

For information on ELC's Family Literacy Program, contact Paiz at (323) 562-0175 x1713 or [email protected].

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