Our Program Outcomes
The West Washington County Family Literacy
Collaborative consists of two programs: Adelante
Mujeres and PODER. We are an Even-Start funded
program under the administration of the Oregon Child Development Coalition. We follow the Even Start model for family literacy
which consists of the four components listed below. The description
under each component reflects our Collaborative as a whole. (See
individual program pages for description of each program).
Other Even Start programs may vary in how they offer these components, depending
on the needs of their participants.
For more information about Even Start and
Family Literacy, visit the Oregon Dept. of Community Colleges and Workforce
Adult Education (AE)
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Development of the cognitive, physical,
language, and social skills necessary to succeed in school.
Development of the first language and
appreciation of native culture.
Staff trained in Early Childhood
Based on Creative Curriculum
Reading readiness activities for
Homework and enrichment activities for
school-aged children at the evening site.
Interactive Literacy Activities (ILA)
Parents join their children in the preschool or infant/toddler classroom where
they have the opportunity to apply their understanding of language development
while interacting with their children.
A combination of child-directed and parent-directed activities, in order to
acknowledge cultural differences in parenting approaches.
Opportunities for parents to increase
awareness of how children learn and how to support their children's
social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development.
Recognize and share cultural heritage
Parent Education and Support (PES)
Parenting skills, including positive
approaches to discipline and an understanding of child development
Parents' role as their child's first
Based on Guide to Improving Parenting
Education in Even Start Family Literacy Programs.
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of
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| Cornelius United Methodist
|| Forest Grove
| St. Anthony Catholic Church
Forest Grove Resource Center
|| Mercy Corps
| Forest Grove Public Schools
|| OSU Extension Service
| Hillsboro Public Schools
|| St. Bede Episcoal Church
| Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
Latino Business Network
|| Tualatin Riverkeepers
| Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
|| Washington Co. Health
| Big Brothers - Big Sisters
|| YWCA of greater Portland
| Columbia Willamette Girl Scouts
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- Recognize role as child's first teacher and take an
active part in child's education.
- Engage in home literacy activities with children
that reflect an understanding of early cognitive development and the value of
an enriched family life.
- Use English to communicate effectively in the
community in order to realize goals and meet basic needs for self and family.
- Set and track individual and family goals.
- Solve problems and make informed decisions in order
to realize goals and strengthen self-esteem.
- Use a positive approach to child guidance and
establish effective communication in the family.
- Demonstrate leadership and advocate for self and
- Enter kindergarten with the cognitive and social
skills necessary to succeed in the public schools.