Promoting Lifelong Learning

The Family and Child Education (FACE) program was started in 1990 by the Bureau of Indian Education.

Designed as a family literacy program for American Indian families, FACE integrates language and culture to better prepare children on rural reservations for school.

FACE is funded by the Department of the Interior via the Bureau of Indian Education.

There are 52 Bureau of Indian Education communities!

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Goals of FACE

Parent Support

Support parents and primary caregivers in their role as a child's first - and most influential - teacher

Family Literacy

Increase family literacy


Strengthen the connections between family, school, and community

Special Needs Support

Promote early identification and services to children with special needs

Parent Participation

Increase parent participation in their child's learning

Linguistic Diversity

Support and celebrate the unique cultural and linguistic diversity of each American Indian community

Life-Long Learning

Promote life-long learning