Even Start Statewide Family Literacy Initiative

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Name of the Project

Maryland Even Start Family Literacy Initiative

Grantee Contact

Joanne Carter, Program Director

MD Dept. of Education

200 West Baltimore St.

Baltimore MD 21201

Tel: 410-767-0275

Fax: 410-333-0880

E-mail: jcarter@msde.state.md.us

Even Start Statewide Family Literacy Coordinator

[to be hired]

Even Start Statewide Family Literacy Initiative Project Goals

  • Improve the reading and work preparedness of adult learners
  • Increase the literacy proficiency of migrant families with ESOL needs
  • Improve model family literacy programs
  • Improving REA grantee projects by incorporating family literacy performance indicators
  • Increase the reading readiness skills of children

Project Description

The Maryland Family Literacy Consortium was formed in __________. The consortium plans to achieve the above stated goals as part of its overall project plan to create system change and improvement by:

  • Establishing and using performance indicators to measure the success of family literacy programs Statewide
  • Identifying best practices and sharing them among programs
  • Providing professional development and technical assistance to local programs
  • Expanding direct services through the Maryland Family Reading Plan

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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