The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is pleased to inform you that the following applications have been preliminarily selected to receive a grant for the Even Start Family Literacy Grant Program. This preliminary selection was made after evaluation by a review panel composed of educators, parents, and members of the business community.
The purpose of the Even Start program is to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving educational opportunities of low-income families by integrating early childhood education, parenting education and adult education into a unified family-centered program.
Program objectives include: help parents become full partners in their children's education; help children reach their full potential as learners; provide literacy training for parents; assist families with parenting strategies in child growth and development and educational process for children from birth through 7 years; and coordinate efforts that build on existing community resources.
October 1, 2004 - August 31, 2005.
East Fort Worth Montessori School
Monte Alto ISD
Austin Learning Academy
Wheatley Child Development Center
Sulphur Springs ISD
El Paso Chapter
Tidwell Estates Child and Adult Development Center