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Alabama State Department of Education
Alabama State Department of Education, Federal Programs
The purpose of the Even Start Family Literacy federal grant is to provide services in four core instructional components: age-appropriate education for children; parent literacy training and adult education; training for parents on supporting children’s language and literacy development; and interactive literacy activities between parents and their children. Families must participate in all four components to be in Even Start.
Families most in need include parent(s) who are eligible for adult education and literacy and includes child(ren) from birth through age 7. As Even Start funding from the federal level has decreased significantly and consistently since 1998, Alabama currently has six grantees.
The Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a state-funded grant program that currently serves twenty-six school districts in Alabama. HIPPY focuses on working with parents in individual and group settings, both in the home and elsewhere, to teach parents important readiness and literacy skills to use with their three to five year old children. HIPPY uses standardized early childhood curricula and parenting materials created by HIPPY USA.
For information concerning Even Start and HIPPY Programs contact Sallye R. Longshore , Education Administrator over Title I, Part B at 334-242-8199 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Content Areas: Professional Development
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
AQTS_5.C.1: Alabama-Specific Improvement Initiatives [Knowledge of current and emerging state initiatives and programs including, but not
limited to, the Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI); the Alabama Math, Science, and
Technology Initiative (AMSTI); and Alabama Connecting Classrooms, Educators and
Students Statewide (ACCESS) and their relationship to student achievement.]
AQTS_5.C.3: Alabama-Specific Improvement Initiatives [Ability to integrate statewide programs and initiatives into the curriculum and instructional
AQTS_5.F.1: Local, State, Federal Laws and Policies [Knowledge of laws related to students' and teachers' rights and responsibilities and the
importance of complying with those laws, including major principles of federal disabilities
legislation (IDEA, Section 504 and ADA), as well as Alabama statutes on child abuse and
neglect, and the importance of complying with those laws.]
AQTS_5.F.2: Local, State, Federal Laws and Policies [Ability to access school, community, state, and other resources and referral services.]
AQTS_5.F.3: Local, State, Federal Laws and Policies [Ability to access resources to gain information about federal, state, district, and school
policies and procedures.]
ASIL_5.1: [Ability to address student and family conditions affecting learning]
ASIL_8.6: [Knowledge and ability to act in accordance with federal and state constitutional
provisions, statutory standards, and regulatory applications]