Foundations in Family Literacy Training began in 2001 when the Centre for Family Literacy developed a one-week training program specifically targeting family literacy practitioners in Alberta. This training was redeveloped into ten modules, delivered in a week-long workshop format, with Pan-Canadian content. The content was evaluated and, that fall, two family literacy practitioners from New Brunswick joined 63 others from across Canada to be trained as FFL trainers. They, along with their NS and PEI counterparts, delivered two Maritime FFL training sessions to 40 people in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Since then, Quality Learning NB has served as the NB Anglophone contact for this training. Cheryl Brown, QLNB coordinator and one of those two original New Brunswick trainers, has served on the National Steering Committee for further projects such as developing and evaluating a Family Literacy and Health module. She was also involved as the NSC saw the training incorporated into a community college delivered as an on-line program.
QLNB has been enthusiastic about this training and the thoroughness of the 6 modules:
- Module l: Fundamentals of Family Literacy
- Module ll: Literacy with Adults and Families
- Module lll: Child Development and Emergent Literacy
- Module lV: Family Literacy in the Community
- Module V: Family Literacy Across Contexts
- Module Vl: Leadership in Family Literacy
For more information about this training and its availability, please contact us.