Clara Fields Literacy Program is an excellent head start for young children (3-5) to gain reading proficiency at an early age. My experience with the program in this past 18 months has been nothing but positive. Most children are eager and happy in this stepped up literacy program and excel over their classmates in the normal school settings.
Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program is one of our county's best hidden secrets! With only a few months into the school year, my daughter was able to write the alphabet (upper & lower case letters), write her first & last name, sound out basic words, and could recognize some sight words. Mr. & Mrs. Adams run a very efficient program complete with individual attention and open communication with parents. I will continue to recommend this program!
My son did not know his abc's and could not read when he started. Just after two months, he could write is name and sound it out. Mrs. Adams does wonderful teaching and takes her time with each child. He loves going to school and really enjoys reading.
My son attends this program and it has done wonders for him! He gets individualized interaction with teachers who focus on systematic phonics based reading. The volunteers and teachers in this program are great role models for students. Communication between teachers and parents is encouraged so I feel like I know exactly what my son is working on and therefore can reinforce concepts at home. A varied multi-sensory approach is used to teach these young children, which is engaging and fun. My son has built so much confidence and will enter Kindergarten this fall reading fluently. He has been in the program 8 months and already reads "for fun." He thirsts for knowledge and does not hesitate to pick up a book pertaining to his interests, using the skills he has learned from class in order to gain more knowledge.
Clara Fields Multicultural Literacy Program teaches literacy on the broad base of phonological awareness; therefore, all the components of reading and laying a strong foundation on which to build literacy skills are covered. 45% of the nation's children are at risk of educational failure because of their lack of literacy skills. We are servicing the children of La Crosse County that make up part of that 45%. Fields graduates enter kindergarten reading two grade-levels above their peers!
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