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Early Reading First (ERF)

Rural Language and Literacy Connections (Rural LLC) is a unique proposal designed to create an intensive, literacy-based early learning program for rural, low-income children in Nebraska. 

 Rural LLC is grounded on strong preschool/Head Start classroom curriculum instruction and rich environmental supports in literacy and language, as well as literacy supports in supplemental child care (family home or center-based) settings and children's homes to enhance children's early reading skills.  The partnership involves Head Start C&FDP, and Grand Island Public Schools-Early Childhood (GIPS-EC) in central, rural Nebraska, and the Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  This project began in January of 2008 and is a Federal Department of Education initiative under Early Reading First.

For more information contact Deb Ross at (402) 462-4187 ext 148.