Family Literacy

  • Community Education is working with Metro South Adult Basic Education and other community partners to expand learning opportunities for English language learners in Eden Prairie! Over the past few months, we have been gathering information from parents, teachers, and community organizations to create a family literacy program that is responsive to families’ needs. This report contains findings from a recently conducted assessment on the resources, needs, and barriers for family literacy programming.

    Two pilot programs are currently being developed and fine-tuned. Eagles' Adult English is an evening program serving Eden Prairie parents on Tuesday nights at the Lower Campus Preschool Center. Family School for English Language Learners is a morning program designed for families with young children operating out of the Education Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    For more information or to get involved in our new collaborative family literacy classes, please contact Lydia Nelson, Family Literacy VISTA at lydia_nelson@edenpr.org or 952-975-6968.