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Transforming Families, Transforming Communities

Educating, Engaging, and Empowering Parents and Children

This foundational initiative invests in the next generation through intergenerational literacy services supporting low-income, immigrant and refugee families with limited or interrupted education.

An investment in the education of all children, particularly those with low literacy and numeracy skills diminishes the achievement gap. In doing so it is necessary to provide parental education so that parents are better able to seve as the first teachers of their children as well as gain necessary skills needed for employment and family self-sufficiency. 

Our Program Options

A family literacy student searches on a computer at the library

Adult Education

Multi-day Instruction for parents includes English as a Second Language, Parenting, and Digital Technology.
Toddlers paint at easels in the early childhood education class.

Early Childhood Education

A pre-preschool for ages 1-4 provides two-generational learning for participants enrolled in Adult Education classes with Family Literacy.
Children graduate from the PAT program

Parents as Teachers

During home visits, parents learn how to be their child's first and most important teacher.
A man studies alone at a table

GED in español

Participantes se preparen para hacer el examen del HSE (GED). La educación es accesible para todos.
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Contact Us

Main Office


Adult Education


Early Childhood Education


Parents as Teachers


GED in español



Mailing Address

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Family Literacy Program

Campus Box 41

P.O. Box 173362

Denver, CO 80217-3362


Physical Address

Quigg Newton Community Center

4440 Navajo St.

Denver, CO 80211


The Family Literacy Program is an initiative of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver.


Adriann Wycoff, PhD.