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PCREP is a resource that teaches parents and guardians techniques that will help to improve the reading level and skills of children ages 4-6 in five key areas: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and fluency. Parents know when their child is struggling with reading, but they may not know how to help. PCREP is here to provide the tools needed to improve your child’s reading. We want to turn reading time
into quality family time that everyone can enjoy.

What is PCREP?

  • PCREP is the acronym for Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program.
  • The PCREP program builds parental teaching skills over five, one-hour classes.
  • Additionally, the program provides tools and resources that can be used when teaching children to read.

Who is PCREP for?

  • PCREP was developed to support parents, guardians & caregivers of children ages 4–6.
  • Alabama Extension understands that parents have limited time. PCREP addresses this by creating activities that combine learning with quality time.
  • PCREP techniques can give beginning readers a solid start and struggling readers needed support.
  • Advanced readers can benefit from program techniques by fostering a love of reading and expanding comprehension.

How much does PCREP cost?

  • The PCREP program is absolutely free and classes are offered throughout the calendar year.

Young girl sitting alone holds her head as she struggles to read. Image 2: Mom and Dad sit with two children on the sofa and read a book together. Image 3: Mother leans over daughters shoulder helping her with reading.

Contact Us

State Office

Alabama A&M University

Dr. Dorothy Brandon
Office: (256) 372-5458
Email: dpb0010@aces.edu

Urban Centers

Calhoun County Extension Office

Marchale Burton
Office: (256) 237-1621
Email: burtome@aces.edu

Jefferson CountyExtension Office

Nkenge Hyter
Office: (205) 325-5342
Email: nch0004@aces.edu

Lauderdale County Extension Office

Darlene Minniefield
Office: (256) 766-6223
Email: minnida@aces.edu

Madison County Extension Office

Donna Gullatte
Office: (256) 536-4779
Email: jonesdl@aces.edu

Montgomery County Extension Office

Ciji Griffin
Office: (334) 270-4133
Email: czg0019@aces.edu

Danielle Rudolph
Office: (334) 270-4133
Email: ddr0007@aces.edu

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Click here to download the pdf PCREP brochure.

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