Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Parents, children see benefits from education program

Parents learn English while their small children are in a preschool learning English and more.    - - Donna Poisl

By James Barragan

On a slightly chilly December morning a group of small children stand in a playground at the El Centrito Family Learning Center and learn some new dance moves.

They wiggle their fingers, shake their hands and nod their heads to the beat of the music on the instructions of their teacher, Sonia Marroquin, as some smiling parents watch and supervise the group.

It's all part of the day's hands-on lesson: to learn body parts through dance.

The children and their parents are part of the Family Literacy Cooperative at El Centrito, which allows parents to attend adult school to learn English while leaving their children in a cooperative preschool environment.
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