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F.A.C.E. Program

Family and Child Education

About the Program


The FACE Program has served over 10,000 Native American Families since it was begun in 1991 by the Office of Indian Education.  It is a family literacy program which allows parents to increase their skills so that they may obtain their GED or prepare them to further their education in college, while their children learn in a nearby classroom.  Parents learn how to work with their children to prepare them for Kindergarten.  Children learn how to work together to make wise choices, solve problems, follow directions and many other skills that will help them be good students.  The native culture and language are essential components of the learning environment, teaching practices and curriculum. 


"Parents are their children's first and most influential teachers"

FACE Program Staff

Early Childhood Teacher/Coordinator

Valerie Manuel

Early Childhood Co-Teacher

Veronica Flores

Home-Based Teacher

Emily Beyale

Home-Based Teacher

Theresa Sandoval

Adult Ed. Teacher

John Baker


Center-Based Services

Adult Education Services 

  • ​Parents and caregivers with children in the early childhood center or grades K-3.

  • Parenting Skills

  • Adults work towards their goals.

  • PACT Time with their children. 

  • Job, life and computer skills for parent time. 

  • GED/College Preparation

  • Health and Fitness


Center-Based Services

Early Childoon Classroom 

  • Children ages 3 to 5 yrs. old. 

  • Kindergarten Readiness/Transition

  • Active Hands-On Learning

  • Parent and Child Time, Parents come to the classroom daily to interact with their child through play and learning activities.

  • Dialogic Reading-children gain knowledge in language development and vocabulary.

  • Developmental Assessments

  • Educational Field Trips


Home-Based Services 

  • Serves families with children prenatal to age 5.

  • Personal visits weekly or bi-weekly.

  • Provide child development and parenting information in the home. 

  • Lessons incorporate parent and child activities.

  • Developmental assesments twice a year. 

  • Children receive a book per month from Imagination Library.