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Even Start Model
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Salem Family Literacy Program
The Salem Family Literacy Program is a federal program conceived to break the cycle of poverty by providing education for the family unit. Parents have the opportunity to improve their education status, gain parenting skills, learn English and prepare their children for success in school. Meanwhile, in the classroom children are given the chance to increase pre-literacy skills, such as vocabulary building, verbal expression and social skills.

Even Start Components
Adult Education
• English as a Second Language
• Adult Basic Education
• GED preparation
• Life and Career Skills Classes
• Computer Instruction

Early Childhood Education:
• Quality instruction for children provided on site, during adult classes.
• Early Childhood Education for 0 to 3 year olds.
• Head Start for 3 to 5 year olds.
• After school programs for 6 to 8 year olds.

Interactive Literacy Activities
• Weekly opportunities are provided for families to engage in interactive literacy activities (I.L.A.) together in the Early Childhood classroom.

Parenting Instruction
• Monthly home visits offer important information about Child Development
• Parents are empowered to be their child’s first and most important teachers.
• Family Nights bring families together to learn about important resources and organizations available to them in the community.

Who is Eligible?
• Any family who has at least one child under 8 years old
• Family income must be at or below Federal Poverty Guidelines
• Both parent and child must participate in the program together

Community Partners:
Salem-Keizer School District
Chemeketa Community College
Salem-Keizer Head Start Program
Options Counseling Services of Oregon, Inc
Catholic Community Services
First United Methodist Church
Oregon Department of Human Services
Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality

Contact Information:
Jacob Bailey – Grant Coordinator
Andrea Davila – Senior Secretary
Salem Family Literacy Program
1515 Saginaw St. S
Salem, OR 97302
Phone: (503) 399-3130
Fax: (503) 316-3521