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The following program sites assist in increasing the educational levels of both parents and children. The four family literacy components promote the parent as their child's first and most influential teacher.

Arkansas Even Start Family Literacy
Susan Underwood, Even Start Coordinator
Arkansas Department of Education
Grants/Early Childhood
#4 Capitol Mall, Room 402A
Little Rock, AR 72201
Fax: 501-682-9026

Family Literacy Program Sites
(The * denotes a pilot site.)

Boone County
Grantee: Harrison
Contact: Lana Bullington
Ozarks Unlimited Resources Cooperative Even Start Program
4044B Hwy 7 South
Harrison, AR 72601
Phone: (870) 741-2625
Fax: (870) 743-9099

Bradley County
Grantee: Warren*
Contact: Gina Woodard
800 North Walnut Street
Warren, AR 71671
Phone: (870) 226-2509
Fax: (870) 226-8506

Chicot County
Grantee: Dermott Public Schools
Contact: Toni Scucchi
Dermott Family Literacy Program
P. O. Box 380
Dermott, AR 71638
Phone: (870) 538-1009
Fax: (870) 538-1005

Craighead County
Grantee: Jonesboro School District*
Contact: Steven Ewart
North Central Jonesboro Even Start
613 North Fisher Street
Jonesboro, AR 72401
Phone: (870) 933-5896
Fax: (870) 933-5889

Grantee: Nettleton School District
Contact: Tonya Thompson
Nettleton School District
2305 Fox Meadow Lane
Jonesboro, AR 72404
Phone: (870) 910-7817
Fax: (870) 910-7816
E-mail: tonyathompson76@hotmail

Crittenden County
Grantee: Earle School District
Contact: Beverly Prescott
Earle School District
P.O. Box 637
Earle, AR 72331
Phone: (870) 792-8486
Fax: (870) 792-8897

Grantee: West Memphis
Contact: Cathy Sippel
Mid-South Community College
2000 West Broadway Street
West Memphis, AR 72303
Phone: (870) 733-6754
Fax: (870) 733-6719

Faulkner County
Grantee: Conway School District*
Contact: Ruth Ann Williams
Conway's Promise for a New Beginning
615 East Robins Street
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: (501) 450-4810
Fax: (501) 450-4818

Greene County
Grantee: Paragould School District
Contact: Vicki Shelby
School of the 21st Century Even Start
427 East Poplar Street
Paragould, AR 72450
Phone: (870) 236-8064
Fax: (870) 236-6151

Hempstead County
Grantee: Hope School District
Contact: Becky Christian
Hope School District
117 East Second Street
Hope, AR 71801
Phone: (870) 722-2700
Fax: (870) 777-4087

Lee County
Grantee: Lee County School District
Contact: Ora Barnes
Lee County School District
161 Walnut Street
Marianna, AR 72360
Phone: (870) 295-7126
Fax: (870) 295-7315

Monroe County
Grantee: Holly Grove Kiddie Kollege Day Care Center
Contact: Lula Tyler
Kiddie Kollege Day Care Center
P. O. Box 47
Holly Grove, AR 72069
Phone: (870) 462-8240
Fax: (870) 462-8603

Phillips County
Grantee: Helena-W. Helena School District*
Contact: Erica Davis
Helena-W. Helena School District
305 Valley Drive
Helena, AR 72342
Phone: (870) 572-4534
Fax: (870) 338-4434

St. Francis County
Grantee: Forrest City
Contact: Retha Barker
East Arkansas Community College Even Start
1700 Newcastle Road
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: (870) 633-4480 ext.249
Fax: (870) 633-7222

Sebastian County
Grantee: Fort Smith School District
Contact: Kathryn O'Brien
Fort Smith School District
811 North T Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: (501) 784-8182
Fax: (501) 709-6001

Sevier County
Grantee: De Queen School District*
Contact: Judi Gage
De Queen Even Start
P. O. Box 950
916 East Vandervoort
De Queen, AR 71832
Phone: (870) 642-6202
Fax: (870) 642-8881

Yell County
Grantee: Belleville
Contact: Betty Baldwin
Helping-U-Grow Smart (HUGS)
P. O. Box 250
Belleville, AR 72824
Phone: (501) 493-4100
Fax: (501) 493-4117