This bilingual program provides Latino children with reading tools in English and Spanish to help them become more independent and self-sufficient in their educational settings and surroundings. The program supports learning by advancing new strategies to:
• address English language acquisition and reading readiness in both English and Spanish;
• enrich students’ knowledge in English and Spanish so they become bilingual and value their heritage;
• provide activities such as games, discussions, story time, family conferences, and gatherings; and
• collaborate with families to create learning materials grounded in the cultural values of Latinos.
Let’s build skills in our Latino children to help them succeed and thrive in this country.