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East Wayne Street Center Family Literacy

Listing Last Update: June 11, 2015

Location

801 East Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
ewscenter.org

Primary Contact

Reppard Horne

(260) 422-6502 Ext:303

rhorne@ewscenter.org

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To help my child learn
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

Program Overview

Family Literacy Program: This national literacy program began in 1994 with the overall objective of providing educational, parenting, and social resources to the entire family unit instead of simply the child or the parent. The program is designed to encourage families to learn together while enhancing life skills, job skills and HSE preparation. Transportation and childcare are available at no cost. The Family Literacy Program consists of four components: The Adult Basic Education segment consists of administrating the Locator Test and then the TABE. After 40 hours of class instruction, the students are tested again to measure academic level gains in math, reading and language. Students scoring at grade equivalent 11.0 are given materials to practice for the official HSE. The Early Childhood segment consists of assessing the children’s academic and developmental progress by using the DIAL4 and COR. Children enrolled in the Head Start program are pre, mid and post tested to evaluate their progress in the program. The Parent and Child Time segment consists of 30 minutes of parents in an interactive play situation chosen by the child. Parents are also given surveys at the beginning, middle and end of the program that measure how much time they spend reading with their children and how much time they spend talking to their children about school. The Parent Resource segment consists of a support group for parents where they can discuss common issues and share resources and strategies. Transportation and child are available at no cost. Literacy Alliance and Bright Point are the community partners with East Wayne Street Center for the program. Literacy Alliance provides program resources for the Family Literacy program and literacy instruction to lower level adult learners. Bright Point administrates the testing of the preschool children within their Head Start program.

Hours of operation: M-W 8:00AM-5:00PM, T-R 8:00AM -7:30PM, F-8:00AM-12;00PM

Program Status:
Active