Upgrading for Parents with Preschoolers


Are you a literacy instructor or adult educator who would like to introduce more family literacy content into your program? Yes? Then UPP is for you and your learners.

UPP contains prepared activities grouped into a series of parenting topics or themes. Offered alongside the adult activities is a schedule of children’s activities, for those programs that offer childcare.

UPP is suitable for adults at LBS levels 2–3, but it is also very adaptable for participants with higher or lower skill levels. The fact that the topics are so relevant will help parents find common ground in their shared interests and concerns.

Most UPP participants will be parents,but parents-to-be, grandparents, aunts and uncles, foster parents and in-home childcare providers will also find the program useful.

The UPP program develops parenting strategies and Essential Skills, helps participants to reach their personal goals at home, in the workplace and in their communities.                

Facilitator’s Guide                                             UPP Themes

The Family –  Literacy at Home  – Healthy EatingShopping and BudgetingGrowing and Learning Keeping FitSickness and HealthPlaying with LanguageThe Next Step

Anne Jackson, Catherine Owen, Rose Strohmaier

Deb Nesbitt-Munroe, Susan Ramsay, Deb Wood

Irene Casey

This project was funded by
the Government of Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills