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Your Child's Early Education

Programs for Early Childhood 

Family and Child Education (FACE) 

FACE currently has programs in 49 Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) funded schools. It was designed as a family literacy program; an integrated model for an early childhood/parental involvement program for American Indian families in BIE-funded schools. 

FACE supports parents/primary caregivers in their role as their child's first and most influential teacher; to increase family literacy; to strengthen family-school-community connections; to promote the early identification and services to children with special needs; to increase parent participation in their child's learning; to support and celebrate the unique cultural and linguistic diversity of each American Indian community served by the program; and to promote lifelong learning. Program services integrate language and culture in two settings: home and school.

The FACE Continuing Application must be completed on Native Star. All FACE applications are due annually on May 30th. If you have any questions regarding the application process on Native Star, please contact LuAnn Wooten at lwooten@adi.org or BIE FACE Program Director Anita "Sue" Bement at sue.bement@bie.edu.

Resources for Littles

Early Childhood Education

Reading Resources





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