Parent and Child Interactive Literacy Activities (ILA) are held at the Family Education Center.
The E. L. Kurth, Jr. Foundation has funded our materials for ILA for several years.
Through their donations have several different options for ILA which we rotate from year to year.
- The Latino Literacy Project which is about 8 weeks is one of our ILA programs.
- The 'We Both Read' books are available for the 3+ year olds.
- Another activity that we do is purchase a book for each child in the family and incorporate activities that go with it.
The Parent and Child 'Interactive Literacy Activity' 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.