What is the Even Start Family Literacy Program?
The federally-funded Title 1 Even Start Family Literacy Program is a school-community partnership that helps break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified program. The Program helps children and families achieve the academic standards set forth by the State and uses instructional programs that are based on scientific reading research to...
- enrich language development, extend learning, and support high levels of educational success for children from birth through age eight and their parents;
- provide literacy services of sufficient hours and duration to make sustainable changes in a family;
- provide integrated instructional services for families, where children and their parents learn together to develop habits of life-long learning; and
- support families committed to education and to economic independence.
What does Even Start Family Literacy program provide?
Adult Education - participants learn to speak, read and write the English language.
Early Childhood Education - increasing the developmental skills of children that better prepare them for academic and social success.
Parent Education provides parents with a wide variety of learning topics including parenting strategies, how to be advocates and role models for their children, and strategies to support their children's learning.
Interactive Literacy Activities provide a time "to increase and facilitate meaningful parent-child interactions focused primarily on language and literacy development in a high-quality learning environment where they can learn and play together." (Jacobs, 2004, p. 1977).
Home Visits provide a means for delivering literacy instruction in a familiar setting and to emphasize that parents are the child's first and most important teacher.
Who is eligible to participate in Even Start Family Literacy Program?
- Families who reside in the Northside Independent School District Title 1 attendance area and have children birth through age eight.
- Families in which at least one parent needs to improve English skills.
6901 Shadow Mist San Antonio, TX 78238
Fisher Elementary 3430 Barrel Pass San Antonio, TX 78245
- Linton Elementary
2103 Oakhill Road San Antonio, TX 78238
- Westwood Terrace Elementary
2315 Hackamore Lane San Antonio, TX 78227
2315 Hackamore Lane P153-A
San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone: (210) 397-7960
Fax: (210) 645-3914
Early Childhood Specialists:
Parent Education Liaison: Adriana Sanchez