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Family Literacy


Family literacy is critical to helping adults who struggle with literacy and language skills to be their children’s first best teacher. See below for the latest facts on family literacy, including a wealth of information on Even Start Family Literacy.

Family Literacy Facts 2011

Developed by the National Center for Family Literacy, see this concise compilation of facts on family literacy and share it with public officials. It is important to educate policymakers on what family literacy is, why it is the solution to advancing children’s education, who benefits, and what actions policy makers should take to support family literacy and our nation’s education and college completion goals.

Even Start Family Literacy Toolkit
Even Start programs historically have served families and at-risk children ages 0-7 by combining adult education and early childhood education to break the cycle of illiteracy. Even Start serves those families that have the furthest to go in reaching an “even start” with many of their peers. While Even Start was eliminated in the FY2011 Continuing Resolution, it has not been eliminated in FY 2012 nor from reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).



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