NOWCAP currently operates three Wyoming Family Literacy Programs. The first program was funded in 1995 in Torrington. The Cheyenne program was funded in 2001, and the Casper program in 2008. Although they are all supported by NOWCAP, each program looks different according to the needs of the individual community and families.
The purpose of the NOWCAP Wyoming Family Literacy Programs is to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of the state’s low-income families. This is accomplished through the integration of early childhood education, adult literacy, parenting education, and Parent and Child Together Time (PACT) into a unified family literacy program.
The only eligibility requirements for a family to enroll in NOWCAP Wyoming Family Literacy are that the parent or caregiver is in need of adult basic education and is willing to pursue this education, and there is a child/children from birth to eight years old in the family. There are no income eligibility guidelines. Families are required to participate in all four components of the program. The program employs a combination of Center Based and Home Based delivery of family literacy services.
Anyone interested in becoming a part of a NOWCAP Wyoming Family Literacy Program can contact the NOWCAP office in Worland for information at 1-307-347-6185.
Or click Here to go to a list of the individual NOWCAP Wyoming Family Literacy Programs.