Even Start Statewide Family Literacy Initiative

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Name of the Project

Hawaii Family Literacy Consortium Project

Grantee Contact

Art Kaneshiro

1270 Queen Emma St., Room 409

Honolulu HI 96813

Tel: 808-586-3124

Fax: 808-586-3129

E-mail: Art_Kaneshiro@notes.k12.hi.us

Even Start Statewide Family Literacy Coordinator

Solomon Kaulukukui, Jr.

Family Literacy Coordinator

Kapolei Community School

91-5007 Kapolei Parkway

Kapolei HI 96707

Tel: 808-692-8210 ext. 3226

Fax: 808-692-8250

E-mail: Solomon_Jr._Kaulukukui@notes.k12.hi.us

Even Start Statewide Family Literacy Initiative Project Goals

  • Indicators of program quality are established and used by family literacy programs for evaluation.
  • A Statewide comprehensive and coordinated family literacy system of support and resources is in place.
  • There is local capacity-building throughout participating family literacy programs, supported by knowledgeable consortium members, and expansion is taking place.

Project Description

The Hawaii Family Literacy Consortium was formed in May 1999. To achieve the above stated goals, Hawaii's plan includes the following activities:

  • Indicators of program quality are established and used by family literacy programs for evaluation.
    • Build the knowledge and capacity of: (1) the consortium members to enable them to create an environment of change within their systems, and (2) the practitioners to enable them to follow the indicators and provide appropriate services.
    • Develop a common set of indicators to measure program quality through research and validation from the field.
  • A Statewide comprehensive and coordinated family literacy system of support and resources is in place.
  • Formalize the consortium and include other family literacy practitioners and funders.
  • Develop a communications network and a clearinghouse using information technology.
  • There is local capacity-building throughout participating family literacy programs, supported by knowledgeable consortium members, and expansion is taking place.
  • Provide professional development addressing the needs of practitioners, scientifically-based research findings, and evaluation of best practices.
  • Teach family literacy program staff about evaluation.
  • Increase parent involvement.
  • Provide transition plans.

Priorities Addressed

  • Using research on reading and literacy in program planning
  • Implementing a professional development plan for staff
  • Increasing the intensity of family literacy activities for school-age children (up to 7 years old)
  • Improving local evaluation methods and practices
  • Absolute Priority: Family Literacy Performance Indicators

 
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