Learning Together

Guilford Child Development’s Learning Together Family Literacy Program helps parents in Guilford County improve their literacy and life skills while preparing their children for success in school.

Four Program Components

Parents and their children learn together, “under one roof,” through the integration of four program components: Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, PACT, and Parent Time.

Learning Together uses quality children's books as a centerpiece in which to integrate all four program components. Parents receive a monthly selected book to build their in-house library. This promotes continued reading in the home and nurtures a love of books. Each book of the month has associated activities that relate to use of the community.

A grant from the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) has helped LT add a family service learning component to the program. As a participant, you will choose a service project with your classmates to help solve a problem in the community!


Learning Together offers all of the following at NO COST to eligible families:

  • ESOL courses (GED courses are now provided by Guilford Child Development's Family Success Center program)
  • Quality preschool education (children 6 months to 5 years)
  • Safe and supportive learning environment
  • Children's books for home learning
  • Field trips to community places & events
  • Guidance and instruction from health and education professionals

As a Learning Together participant you can:

  • Increase your knowledge of community resources and how to access those resources.
  • Increase your success in utilizing community resources.
  • Increase your life skills and employability.
  • Improve your reading comprehension.
  • Build your parenting skills.
  • Become more involved in the learning development of your children.
  • Ensure optimal development of your children.


The goals of Learning Together are to empower parents to:

  • Accomplish and sustain their educational and vocational goals.
  • Prepare their children for educational success.
  • Increase their reading frequency in the home, which will establish a lifelong love of learning.

The Learning Together Family Literacy Program Receives Generous Support From The Following Funders:

  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation
  • Lincoln Financial Foundation
  • Mary Lynn Richardson Fund
  • Mebane Foundation
  • National Center for Families Learning
  • Smart Start/Guilford County Partnership for Children