Parents and Children Learning Together (PCLT)
Parents and Children Learning Together is a federally funded family literacy services program where parents continue their education as their children gain literacy skills; parents support each other in their development as learners and parents. The term family literacy services means services that are of sufficient intensity in terms of hours, and sufficient duration, to make sustainable changes in a family, and that integrate all of the following activities:
Interactive Literacy activities between parents and their children
Training for parents regarding how to be the primary teacher for their children
Parent Literacy training that leads to economic self-sufficiency
An age appropriate education to prepare children for success in school and life experiences
The district's PCLT Program is guided by and Advisory Board of Key Collaborators representing a broad cross section of internal divisions and units; community agencies and organizations. These programs target Pre-K students and their families at Ridgeway Early Learning Center; Berclair, Egypt, Getwell, and South Park Elementary schools; as well as teen parents their children at the Adolescent Parenting Program (APP). Eligible families may receive services until their youngest child completes the 3rd grade.
Pre-K Families are also actively involved in all aspects of the program. They are encouraged to volunteer in child's classroom, go on field trips and assist with classroom projects.
Shelby County Schools (SCS) offers education and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or disability, SCS adheres to the provisions of the family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).