Even Start Statewide Family Literacy Initiative

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Name of the Project

The Nevada Statewide Family Literacy Initiative

Grantee Contact

 

Even Start Statewide Family Literacy Coordinator

Emmy Bell

State of Nevada, Dept. of Human Resources

3987 S. McCarran Blvd.

Reno, NV 89502-7510

Tel: (775) 688-2284 and Fax: (775) 688-2558

E-mail: Ebell@govmail.state.nv.us

Even Start Statewide Family Literacy Initiative Project Goals

  • To establish permanent, ongoing communication and collaboration among all potential State and local agencies and programs involved in family literacy services
  • To facilitate local collaborative family literacy efforts
  • To improve the skills of family literacy service providers
  • To standardize terminology and evaluation indicators for family literacy programs

Project Description

The Nevada Statewide Family Literacy Initiative supports and extends State efforts to improve teaching and learning and raise academic standards. Key activities that support the four major goals include: increasing consortium member awareness of family literacy; increasing the quantity and quality of communication and coordination around family literacy issues; increasing the number of communities awarded contracts in the Nevada Literate Community Program; increasing the number of communities certified as a Literate Community; increasing the literacy levels of communities participating in the Nevada Literate Community Program; increasing the number of professional development opportunities provided Statewide or regionally on effective research-based methods and strategies; increasing the number of family literacy programs that use effective research-based programs and practices; developing indicators of program quality; increasing the number of programs that use the indicators of program quality to assess the design, effectiveness, and impact of service; increasing the effectiveness of family literacy programs as measured by the indicators of program quality developed as part of this initiative.

Priorities

  • 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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