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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