Motheread/Fatheread - SC First Steps


Group support for parents with low literacy levels in reading to their children

Evidence Based

Motheread/Fatheread offers adult literacy classes to parents of young children, with an emphasis on the importance of reading regularly as a family.

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Who it Serves

Program participants include parents and expectant parents, English language learners, aspiring citizens, basic skill students, those with developmental disabilities, families at risk for domestic violence, incarcerated men and women, and childcare teachers.

Early care and education providers

Opportunities for early childhood teachers, paraprofessionals, and program directors


Pregnant moms and expectant families

How It Works

Motheread/Fatheread uses a 29-lesson curriculum to teach literacy skills to adults. The program addresses a variety of teaching approaches and learning styles, combining individual assignments with small group work, lectures, and discussion.


A focus on language and literacy development

2 Generation Approach

Education and support for the whole family

Group Support

Community-based workshops and classes

Target Outcomes

This program is designed to teach literacy skills to adults with an emphasis on listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The lessons help parents understand the importance of reading regularly to their children.

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