Improve Language Development and Literacy

Supporting language development and literacy programs for both families and students can help ensure that all students are ready for college and a career.

A kid with a backpack.Success in school requires full engagement from students and their families.

Support for Students

We can support language acquisition through early family literacy programs, early childhood and preschool programs, and learning environments and programs that build on students’ natural interests and abilities.

  • Solutions in Action: Dual-immersion language programs like El Sol Science and Arts Academy in Santa Ana build on students’ natural language assets to promote high academic achievement.

Support for Parents and Families

Effective programs can help families of preschool and school-age children foster the strong language skills critical for lifelong social and academic success.

  • Solutions in Action: Learning Link, a program offered by several Orange County school districts, creates opportunities for parents and children to play and learn together in the classroom using teacher-driven materials. Several sites also offer weekly literacy, math, art and music lessons for parents and children.