And while they definitely can t create more time for parents, today NCFL
and Toyota announce the Family Time Machine, a website and mobile app to help parents and kids make better use of every moment in the day.
From the classroom to the community to the digital frontier, NCFL
collaborates with educators, advocates, and policy-makers to help families construct hotspots for learning wherever they go.
Knowing that most pockets and purses carry smartphones these days, we wanted to reach on-the-go families by creating an app that strikes the balance between fun and valuable learning," NCFL
Vice President Emily Kirkpatrick said.
Toyota's more than 20 years of partnership with NCFL
has taught us that bringing parents and children together to learn works," said Mike Goss, vice president of external affairs for Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
Renegade Buggies utilizes technology and fun to teach important financial concepts," said Emily Kirkpatrick, vice president of NCFL
and Literacy Powerline have a successful history of working collaboratively and in support of leveraging the power of families and communities to increase literacy and lifelong learning," said Sharon Darling, NCFL
president and founder.
Media Contact: Bonnie Hackbarth Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations for NCFL
About Toyota Family Teacher of the Year Since 1991, Toyota and NCFL
have forged successful programs to promote family literacy in the United States.
The family learning experts at NCFL
recommend three practical tips to help parents feel empowered throughout the school year:
Our mission is to improve family literacy," said Sharon Darling, the president and founder of NCFL
Partners In addition to working closely with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation this year, NCFL
is partnering with the Literacy Funders Network, Literacy Powerline, the Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy, Urban Libraries Council and the Houston Public Library to bring the very best in literacy and education to Summit attendees.
This event is entertaining, but also helps fund solutions to the literacy crisis that build on the family to create a new cycle of ongoing learning and mutual support," said Sharon Darling, president and founder of Louisville-based NCFL