House of Tiny Treasures
House of Tiny Treasures Family Literacy Project Sponsored by Union Pacific Railroad
Students and faculty in the Department of Urban Education have provided Family Literacy Events at the House of Tiny Treasures for the children (ages 1-6) and their families since the Fall 2006. These events include interactive readings and response activities led by students who are teacher candidates in the Urban Education Program. Research projects have included studies of the naturalistic literacy practices within the family and the perceptions of participants regarding the relationship between teacher candidates and the parents with an emphasis on their perceptions of efficacy and articulation of advocacy within the teacher/parent interaction.