Family Literacy Program


Spring Forward is entering its third year of offering family literacy for immigrant and refugee families at Church of Peace in Rock Island. Our classes for Adult English Learners are designed to teach students literacy and life skills in an engaging, compassionate setting. The people enrolled in this program have come from many different countries and speak many different languages, and all have children or grandchildren currently enrolled in Rock Island-Milan schools.

The program also offers an onsite early learner program for preschool-aged children, so parents can have a safe, nurturing environment for their little ones while they attend class. Children in the early learner program enjoy their first experience in a school setting, where they work daily on classroom manners, early literacy, and English skills daily with a team of dedicated staff and volunteers.

In the 2018-2019 school year, we served over 50 adult English learners and 22 of their preschool-aged children.