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The Literacy Connection (TLC) was initiated with a three-year grant awarded to Project Enlightenment from the U.S. Department of Education’s Early Reading First Program. The initial scope of the grant was to have TLC work directly with local Pre K classrooms to provide intensive literacy training to teachers and families in order to reach preschool children who may have been at-risk for school failure. The overall goal of the program was to create classrooms of excellence.

This grant provided intensive professional development and coaching for teachers; provided materials to each classroom to help create oral language and print-rich environments; provided instructional materials and classroom activities for each teacher; performed screenings and assessments for the children; created family-school involvement programs; and provided “transition to kindergarten” services which included visits to kindergartens and kindergarten readiness workshops for parents.

Dissemination has included presentations across North Carolina and this website. Materials presented in this site are copyrighted by Project Enlightenment. Permission is granted to use these materials; however, none may be sold.


The Literacy Connection

Project Enlightenment • Wake County Public School System • Raleigh, North Carolina
The Literacy Connection program was initiated by an Early Reading First Grant funded
by the US Department of Education.

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The contents of this presentation were developed through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education;
however, the contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education
nor endorsement by the Federal Government. Published 2007.

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