Even Start Family Literacy Program
Even Start is a program of the US Department of Education administered through the NDE Office of Early Childhood. The Even Start Family Literacy Program is intended to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy and improve the educational opportunity of low income families by integrating intensive early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education including support for English language learners and parenting education.
Even Start programs are implemented through cooperative projects that build on existing community resources to create a new range of services and assist children and adults from low-income families to achieve challenging state content standards and student performance standards. In Nebraska, Even Start programs are expected to operate in congruence with widely recognized definitions of best practice for early childhood, adult, and parenting education. Even Start provides one more opportunity for communities to craft family-centered programs designed to ensure the success of all of the community's children in their schooling.
For further information about Even Start in Nebraska, contact Eleanor Kirkland at 402-471-3501 or email@example.com.