The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) has a mission to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. Further, the BIE is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context.

The FACE National Director is Sue Bement. The office for Ms. Bement is located in Minneapolis, MN. Ms. Bement encourages each FACE Coordinator or Principal of the school to contact her with all general, programmatic, budgetary, personnel questions or concerns. Her number is  952-851-5423 or email

  Evaluation for the FACE program is provided by contract from Research & Training Associates, Inc. (RTA). The purposes of the contract with RTA are:
1. to provide information to ensure continual improvement in program implementation-including overall program and site-specific feedback.
2. to provide information about the impact of the program.

Information has been used by the BIE to improve implementation and by funding decision-makers who determine the future of FACE. Since the early years, evaluation has focused on identifying program outcomes overall and at individual sites and providing implementation data to program operators and site staffs. Special studies have been commissioned periodically on such topics as parent involvement, student achievement, and FACE impacts.

The annual evaluation reports can be accessed publicly for review: Face Program Evaluations

Parents as Teachers National Center is an international nonprofit organization that promotes optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. We advance the delivery of high quality services for families through a comprehensive system of supports and innovative solutions.

Our internationally recognized network uses an evidence-based model to deliver parent education primarily through personal visits and group meetings. We equip parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children, from prenatal through kindergarten, for a stronger start in life and greater success in school. Parents as Teachers programs operate in various settings, including schools, hospitals, faith-based organizations and housing communities.

Founded in Missouri in 1984, Parents as Teachers serves more than 195,000 children in all 50 U.S. states, more than 100 Tribal organizations, schools and communities, five other countries and one U.S. territory.

Parents as Teachers also manages the BIE FACE Home Based program.