Parent and Child Interactive Literacy Activities (ILA) are held at the Family Education Center though various sessions.
The Latino Literacy Project which is about 8 weeks is provided every other year focusing on the younger children. The 'We Both Read' books are used for the 3+ year olds. The purpose of both of these programs is the get the parent and child learning together.
The Parent and Child Interactive Literacy Activities component is commonly referred to as ILA. This component is interactive literacy activities between parents and their children. ILA Time can be an opportunity for parents to put theory into practice. Parents incorporate literacy skills from adult education and knowledge from parent education into literacy activities with their children with the support of the family literacy staff as needed.
The Diboll Family Education Center has over 20 years of experience in ILA activities as they were recipients of a federally funded Even Start grant for 16 years. Cuts in the federal budget eliminated the grant and now the program continues with local foundation funding and donations.