In the Literacy area, our vision is to provide parents with the necessary information and skills to become more active and effective participants in the community, the workplace, and in their child's educational development.
There are three basic roles for Head Start's promotion on family literacy:
- Increasing the HEAD START families' access to materials, activities, and services which are essential to family literacy development.
- Supporting parents in the role of being their child's first teacher by providing the encouragement through parent education to foster the child's independent success in literacy.
- Assisting parents as adult learners to recognize and address their own literacy needs.
To increase parent participation in literacy-related activities, our staff provides all or some of the following at the centers they serve:
You can find more information about your local library by choosing one of the following: Bentonville (479) 271-3192, Decatur (479) 752-7323, Gentry (479) 736-2054, Gravette (479) 787-6955, Pea Ridge (479) 451-8442, Rogers (479) 621-1152, or Siloam Springs (479) 524-4236, or Other Libraries.