The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA

Literacy Webinar for Parents

Your Parenting Toolbox: Fostering Language and Literacy in the Early Years

Learn from the experts about how to help your child get ready for reading and develop essential literacy skills. In this webinar, you will learn about typical speech and language development and how these skills form the foundation for reading and writing, the building blocks of academic success. You’ll also learn specific strategies for fostering language and literacy skills at home, and you’ll walk away with a “toolbox” of progress checklists, teaching tools, activity ideas, and literacy games to use with your child. 

This free webinar is recommended for parents of children ages 3-6 and will last approximately 35 minutes. The four opportunities to attend this webinar are listed below. Please note that registration is required. After registering, participants will receive more details about the webinar, including a link to join. 

Wednesday, July 22 at 1:00 PM
Wednesday, July 22 at 8:30 PM
Wednesday, August 12 at 1:00 PM
Wednesday, August 12 at 8:30 PM

Questions? Contact Nicole Casey at or 508-490-8204.

Meet our Presenters

Jill Cordon, Speech and Language Specialist (B.S., M.S.L.P., Duquesne University)
Jill Cordon is certified as a speech language pathologist through the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is trained in the Visualizing and Verbalizing language development method. In addition to her work at Fay, Jill is an Adjunct Professor at Dean College, where she teaches courses on children with special needs.
Leslie Overbye, Reading Specialist (B.S., Wheelock College; M.Ed., Salem State University)
In addition to her master’s degree as a reading specialist, Leslie Overbye is trained in Orton Gillingham as well as the Wilson Reading System. In her role at Fay, Leslie provides individualized support and coordinates small group work for student in grades one through six.

This webinar is free to attend, but an RSVP is required to reserve your spot.

Fay School is an independent, co-educational school in Southborough, Massachusetts, serving students in Kindergarten through grade nine. Fay offers a broad and balanced program that provides a foundation for a meaningful life. The boarding program, an option in grades 7-9, is an integral part of school life, uniting students from across the United States and 24 countries in a lively, diverse, and truly multicultural community.

Like other schools in Massachusetts, Fay's campus closed this spring due to the pandemic, and our students participated in our highly regarded distance learning program. We are planning to be in session on campus in September and will continue to observe guidelines established by the CDC and local authorities. Please visit our Reopening Web Page for more information, and check back regularly for updates. If it becomes necessary, we are prepared to continue our distance learning program.

Are you interested in Fay as an option for the fall? We'd love to invite you on a virtual tour, where you can "visit" our campus with an admission officer on our immersive, 360-degree virtual tour. If you're interested in arranging a virtual visit, please click the button below to learn more.