Even Start Program

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The Even Start Program consists of free family literacy, English as a second language classes, family engagement, parenting skills, and early childhood education. Families and/or adults may elect to participate in some or all of the programs as long as they meet the qualifications outlined below.

Who is eligible to participate in Even Start?

  • Family Literacy Program
    • Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie and Somers families who have children ages birth through 5 years old
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
    • Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie and Somers residents (free childcare offered as needed)

What the program includes

  • English as a second language education provides parents/guardians and/or adults with basic and advanced English skills.
  • Early childhood education provides learning opportunities for children from birth to 5 years of age. Family literacy programs work in the areas of physical development, social-emotional development and cognitive development and emphasize the importance of a child鈥檚 success in school.
  • Parent education provides parents/guardians with a wide variety of learning topics, including parenting strategies, how to be advocates and role models for their children and strategies to support their children鈥檚 learning.
  • Interactive literacy activities provide a tie to increase and facilitate meaningful parent-child interactions focused primarily on language and literacy development in a high-quality environment where they can learn and play together.
  • Home visits provide a means for delivering literacy instruction in a familiar setting and to emphasize that parents/guardians are the child鈥檚 first and most important teacher.
  • Family engagement activities provide families hands-on educational experiences throughout the community.
  • Parent Empowerment Academy provides parents/guardians the opportunity to learn parenting skills, tips and tactics that will help make their child’s educational career a success.

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Our goal

  • Help children reach their full potential as learners
  • Help parents/guardians become full partners in their children鈥檚 education
  • Provide educational opportunities for parents/guardians and adults in our community

Family Literacy Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Beginner course
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Advanced course
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Beginner course
8:30-11:30 a.m.
Advanced course

Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Class Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
12-2 p.m.
Beginner course
12-2 p.m.
Advanced course
12-2 p.m.
Beginner course
12-2 p.m.
Advanced course

Family Engagement Schedule

Friday
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Parent Empowerment Academy Schedule

Friday
1-2:30 p.m.

Even Start Program Flier


Contact

Stocker Elementary School, 6315 67th St.
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: 262-359-2581


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