Parents Invited to
Jan. 14 Open House for Early literary Program
County Community College invites Trenton parents to an Open House
and complimentary luncheon at the James Kerney Campus on Saturday,
Jan. 14, at 1 p.m. The event is for parents who want to learn more
about the “Parent Education and Early Literary Project.”
goal is to strengthen young Trenton families and help parents gain
new insights on parenting. The focus is on child development, the
stages of growth, and positive parent-child interactions.
by a $210,000 grant from Children’s Futures, the program provides
free workshops for parents and young children each Saturday. While
parents attend workshops, their children are part of an enrichment
program conducted by college students enrolled in an “Early
Literacy Seminar.” Participating families will take home children’s
books weekly to go along with workshop activities.
Fifteen families have participated since September at the North
Ward Center on Princeton Avenue. According to parent Dorothy Louder
of Trenton, “This program has helped me learn how to take
care of my son. You understand them more – the way they think.”
For more information
or to register for the Open House, call Program Coordinator Ellen
Tully at 609-586-4800 x 6531, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
left, instructor Tarshia Griffin during a Saturday literacy workshop
with parent Dorothy Louder, Program Coordinator Ellen Tully and
parent Erica Hardaway.
Maria Luisa Lee shows an alphabet board to Tre'van Hardaway.