Family Literacy

Partnering with the Collier County Schools and Head Start, the LVCC Family Literacy Program promotes learning as a family activity. LVCC trained tutors conduct classes in Collier County Public Schools during school hours. Families receive books to take home to read with their children to further enrich the experience of learning English. LVCC bridges the gap between school and home through two enrichment programs that are free to families.

Parents and children sitting in a circle reading together
Mother and son reading together.

Children and Parents Reading Together (CPRT)

  • Aimed at preschool children ages 4-5 with parent or family member
  • Parents learn to read aloud age-appropriate books in English with their children
  • Literacy activities promote kindergarten readiness
  • Young siblings welcome
  • Weekly 40 minute classes
  • Three 8-week sessions per year
  • Spring and summer sessions for children ages 3-4 entering Pre-K in August

Families Learning English (FLE)

  • Aimed at adult students (family member of any child enrolled in Collier County Schools) and children ages 2-4
  • Adults focus on learning English while tutors engage children in developmentally appropriate learning activities
  • Weekly 60-90 minute classes
  • Ongoing during the school year
Families learning english together
Parents and children sitting in a circle reading together


For more information and to register for Family Literacy, please contact Michelle Wilkins, Director of Family Programs at 239.262.4448, ext. 306 or email