By focusing on the five key priorities, FACE brings together research-based programs and strategies that empower families, communities, and students in support of teaching and learning:

family involvement

encourages parents and educators to take an active role in helping students achieve academically.

expanded learning

provides engaging and interactive programs, workshops, and resources for children to continue developing core language and literacy skills outside of school.

early literacy

strengthens the cognitive and language skills that children need for school readiness and literacy development.

access to books

exposes children to various types of text while promoting independent reading.

mentoring partnerships

establishes supportive and beneficial relationships that positively impact students’ academic achievement and their interest in future college and career opportunities.

How face works

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FACE programs and resources are designed to provide educators, parents, and community
leaders the research-based solutions they need to help all children succeed inside and outside
of the classroom. Expert implementation support and professional development services are available
to help with instructional strategies and sustain improvement.

PREK-Grade 12

Ensures that students are equipped with engaging, high-interest books in their homes and communities.

Birth-Grade 3

Provides a comprehensive model to engage families, schools, and communities to build literacy-rich environments for all children.

PREK-Grade 12

Keeps children reading when the school year is over with engaging, challenging texts that help prevent the summer reading slide.

PREK-Grade 7

Equips schools with an interactive read-aloud mentoring program.

Grades 1-4, 9-12

Endows a cross-age mentoring program to support reading achievement.

Grades K-5

Delivers an interactive curriculum with engaging books, innovative activities, and a diverse collection of literacy development resources.

PREK-Grade 12

Offers take-home book packs that build text-rich environments by offering fiction and informational text and engaging activity sheets.

Birth-Age 3

Strengthen parent-child bonds with developmentally appropriate books for kids aged three years old and under.

Recognizing and investing in family engagement policies and practices is key to closing the achievement gap and supporting the success of all students.

-Harvard Family Research project, April 2010

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