Caroline House Programs
Caroline House promotes family literacy. Recognizing that a parent is a child’s first teacher and that reading is a child’s first subject, staff and volunteers work to produce a strong family literacy program. Our center’s focus on Mother and Child Literacy includes English language and life skills instruction and citizenship classes for women. Students learn English to help manage day-to-day needs and to advocate for themselves and their children. Women become contributing and more confident members of their families and communities.
Children’s programs educate and encourage children from immigrant and low-income households. Caroline House addresses the achievement gap between low-income children and their more affluent peers. While mothers are learning English, their children attend our preschool program. Preschoolers develop language and school-readiness skills in a nurturing environment. All Caroline House preschool graduates have been placed into English-only kindergartens.
Tutoring for school-aged children is offered to increase language, reading, writing and math levels and to cultivate a greater interest in learning for inner-city children. Caroline House is grateful to have many adult volunteers and high-school and college students who give their time and talents to help women and children learn and succeed.