Description:

Motheread/Fatheread Colorado
Through MFC, trained facilitators provide a series of sessions to the parents of children from birth through third grade. Each lesson in the 29-lesson curriculum uses children’s books and adult poems and narratives to develop parents and children’s literacy skills. After participating in MFC, parents report that children exhibit more interest in rhyme, interaction with books and awareness of words in their environment. In addition, preschool-aged children show higher rates of growth on Teaching Strategies Gold Language Domain. Research shows that parents demonstrate an increased frequency of reading to their children and they are also more actively engaged in the reading process.

Primary Role of Program in Early Childhood Systems:

Direct Service

Service Area(s):

Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Cheyenne, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Crowley, Custer, Delta, Denver, Dolores, Douglas, Eagle, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Huerfano, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Kit Carson, Lake, La Plata, Larimer, Las Animas, Lincoln, Logan, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Morgan, Otero, Ouray, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Blanco, Rio Grande, Routt, Saguache, San Juan, San Miguel, Sedgwick, Summit, Teller, Washington, Weld, Yuma, Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Population(s) Served:

Families

Outcome-Based Activities The Program/Initiative Provides:

Family Support & Education

Family knowledge and capacity support children’s healthy development and learning
View more programs in Family Knowledge of Healthy Development

Learning & Development

Education, coaching and ongoing training exist for caregivers, teachers and other professionals
View more programs in Education/Training for Professionals

Learning & Development

Formal and informal care environments and education practices reach the highest levels of quality
View more programs in Quality Educational Practices

Learning & Development

All children are ready for school and achieving by 3rd grade regardless of ability, race, place, income, language and culture
View more programs in School Readiness Supports

Program evaluates effectiveness of activities and services:

Yes

View program's publically available data at
https://doi.org/10.1080/10409289.2018.1544813.

Organization Details:
Colorado Humanities

7935 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 450
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111

View Organization Profile

ECLC Framework Matrix: Outcomes > access, quality and equity