You'll see there's new button over on the sidebar...
If you're interested in how our group came about, you can read all about it in the blog post, "How it All Began".
We're a local group, but we're also a Learning Program Partner. The Learning Program, based at the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County in California, teaches parents to be effective "first teachers" for their children and prepares children for success in school. Here in Portland, we're in the midst of our first Learning Program course, with monthly classes for parents of preschool-aged children. We have 17 families enrolled for the 10-month session-- not a bad start!
Here's Anthony working on his matching with one of his Learning Program books.
But you don't have to be enrolled in the Learning Program to be a part of Literacy Launch Pad. We have monthly get-togethers so families can connect while the kids play, and an active Facebook Group where we share information and advice. We hope the new website will be a resource for families to learn more about early literacy and to share their experiences teaching their children.