Register for D214 Adult Education and Family Literacy classes

Updated 8/12/2021 9:20 AM

Instructors at District 214 Adult Education and Family Literacy are looking forward to welcoming students back to their classrooms for in-person learning this fall.

"We are excited to have students in person, especially for the hands-on parts of the manufacturing and pharmacy technician classes," said Julie Frost, an adult education instructor.


"It will be nice to hear the excited voices in person again. I like a classroom filled with conversation."

Registration for the fall session is now open. Students can register on The Adult Education and Family Literacy website,

The Adult Education & Family Literacy program provides educational services to adults, including teaching English as a Second Language, preparation to take the Illinois High School Equivalency test in English or Spanish, U.S. Citizenship preparation, basic reading and math, and one-to-one reading tutoring for beginning adult readers. Programs also include manufacturing and health careers.

All classes are free.

Adult Education and Family Literacy programs for fall include:

• English as a Second Language (ESL): Participants will study the English language to gain skills and knowledge, with the goal of attaining a secondary school diploma or to transition to postsecondary education and training through career pathways.

• Family Literacy -- Parent/Child Interaction: This educational class is for children who have a parent enrolled in an Adult Education and Family Literacy program. During the child's class, the parent who enrolls the child must also participate in a half-hour parent/child activity.

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• The Catherine M. Lee Women's and Children's Center: Female immigrants will gain helpful skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing English in order to successfully find employment and help their children in school. Children who are 5 or younger may attend early childhood classes while their mothers attend various classes.

• College and Career Ready Classes: The goal of this class is to prepare students to make a successful transition to postsecondary education or high demand jobs.

• Reading 101: This class offers skill building in reading comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and alphabetics.

• Illinois High School Equivalency Certificate: This class will help the students' futures by preparing them to take the GED computer-based test.

• Spanish GED: Classes prepare students to take the GED test in Spanish. Classes are held in Spanish.

• U.S. Citizenship Preparation: Permanent residents can take this class to prepare to become an American citizen.


• Health Career Bridge (online): While using vocabulary and context related to the health field, students will increase their reading and math skills. This bridge can lead to enrolling in a postsecondary certificate program.

• Manufacturing Career Pathway: Class will strengthen reading and math skills and prepare students to take three NIMS Credential tests for entry-level positions in Quality Control (Measurements, Materials and Safety, MMS) and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) in Lathe and Mill Operations.

• Read to Learn Adult Literacy: Trained and dedicated volunteers work one-on-one with adult students to improve their basic literacy skills. Both in-person and online sites are available. Students and volunteers can register online at

• Beginning Together Prevention Initiative Program: This program offers support to pregnant women and children ages 3 and younger. The twice-monthly home visits (temporarily virtual) support parent and child interaction, promote literacy, monitor child development and help parents find additional educational and career opportunities. Families can register online at