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Our Most Important Partner is YOU!

Parents are children’s first teacher.

They and other family members are important partners in their children’s education and must be offered the support and skills they need to help their children succeed.​

  • Parents or representative of the household, are required to participate in weekly workshops focused on educational and social development of children, parenting, CDF initiatives, and other activities that build parent empowerment and family success.

  • Parents are required to provide support to the program by becoming actively involved in the CDF Freedom Schools program: read-aloud guests, assist with, afternoon activities, at mealtimes, chaperone field trips, etc.

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Read Aloud With Adults

Listen as Freedom Schools staff Read Aloud some of our favorite books.

You can use these to support the strengthening of comprehension skills.

And they're fun too!

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Assisted Read Alouds


Scholars can listen, read along, or turn the volume down and read the book themselves! It can be helpful to listen and read along before reading on their own.

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Reading Tips for Parents

Find a variety of ways to help your  scholar be an even better reader!

Parent Workshops 

Based on the expressed interest and needs of the families of our scholars, we will arrange to have one-hour evening sessions on select topics. These are topics parents learned about in prior summers:

  • Advocating for My Child at School

  • ACES/Trauma

  • Internet Safety

  • Mental Health for Adults & Children

  • Budgeting & Finances

  • Trade Schools

Virtual Field Trips for Families 

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Virtually visit over 500 art museums & galleries around the world


Travel the world virtually via these quizzes and games, from Geoguessr.

Additional Virtual Field Trips

Here are some websites that provide entertaining academic content:

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Watch listen and play games to learn all about amazing animals!

PBS Kids Logo

Hang to with your favorite characters while learning!

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Have some of your favorite stories read to you by movie stars!

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Play games while practicing math and reading skills.

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Go "into the book" to play games that practice reading strategies.

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Practice math and reading skills while playing fun games!

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Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.

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Practice your phonics skills with these read-along stories.

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Read play games, and conduct cool science experiments!

By simply playing a vocabulary game, you help feed desperate people all over the world. Specifically, as you play Freerice and answer questions right, advertisements appear on your screen. When you see one of these advertisements, you trigger a financial payment to the World Food Programme (WFP) to support its work saving and changing lives around the world. In the game, these payments are represented via grains of rice. 

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