Call for Statewide Even Start Local Evaluators to Submit Proposals

July 16, 2003

As per the requirements of No Child Left Behind, Title I, Part B (Even Start), all family literacy projects funded through this act are to have a local evaluation completed at the end of each federal fiscal year (September 30). West Virginia Department of Education is seeking competitive bids for the completion of these local evaluations for 11 of the 12 programs funded for 2002-2003.

Evaluator requirements include:

  • A familiarity with and understanding of the four-pronged approach to family literacy.
  • The ability to make on-site visits to eleven (11) local Even Start projects.
  • Experience evaluating education and/or family support projects.
  • The time and ability to complete evaluations and deliver written reports by December 1, 2003.
  • At a minimum, an evaluation based on the West Virginia Even Start Performance Standards and the local programs goals for 2002-2003. The evaluation should be a useful tool for local programs to make programming decisions and state administration to have an accurate reflection of the program's progress toward meeting the WV Even Start Performance Standards.
  • Submission of a cost and activity budget to the Early Childhood/Even Start Coordinator by July 31, 2003. Early Childhood/Even Start Coordinator, Building 6, Room318, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston, WV 25305.

Included is a brief description of each local program to be evaluated.

Braxton County 411 North Hill Road Sutton, WV 304-765-5566  

In its ninth year. Two staff funded through ES. Serves children birth through eight. Change of program format this year.


Cabell County 2950 Fifth Ave. Huntington, WV 25709 304-528-5119


In its ninth year. One full time, two part time staff funded through ES funds. Early Childhood teacher is itinerant in Head Start collaboration. Change of program format this year Serves families with preschool children.


Friends R Fun (Nicholas Co) 2128 Highway 41 Summersville, WV 26651


In its ninth year. Collaborative with child development center. ES funds adult education position. Serves families with children birth through school age.

Jackson County PO Box 770 Ripley, WV 25271-0770 304-372-7300
Currently in its eighth year. ES funds both child development and adult education position. Serves families with preschool children.

Lincoln County 10 Marland Ave. Hamlin, WV 25523-1025 304-824-3033
In its second year of operation. ES funds Adult Education position. Housed in Head Start center. Head Start provides child development. New extended year summer session this year. Serves families with preschool children.

Mason County 307 8th Street Point Pleasant, WV 25550-1298 304-675-4540 304-675-4540
First year project. Extension of existing child development program. ES funds one teacher and paraprofessional. Serves families with preschool children.

McDowell County Catholic Community Services Box 162 Eckman, WV 24829
First year project. CCS also operates an adult education program. ES funds one full time and 2 part time staff. Serves families with children birth to 8.

Richard Rhodes, Raleigh County 105 Adair Street Beckley, WV 25801 304-256-4549
Currently in its sixth year. Operates two collaborative projects with Head Start. Also has home based component. ES funds 2.5 positions.

Randolph County 40 Eleventh Street Elkins, WV 26241-3512 304-636-4269
In its ninth year of operation. ES funds two full time child development teachers in two different schools. Serves families with pre-school children.

Webster County 315 South Main Street Webster Springs, WV 26288-1123
In its first year. Collaborates with Head Start.

Wetzel County 333 Foundry Street New Martinsville, WV 26155-1110 304-455-2441 Second year of operation. ES funds three full time positions. Serves families with children birth through 8.

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