Skip To Main Content

FACE Components


This is a custom app called Minibase that is present on the page. Please work with your Implementation Consultant or join a Best Practice Workshop on how to add the content using Composer best practices.

There are three components to the FACE program: home-based parent education, center-based preschool, and center-based adult education.


The home-based program is for parents/guardians of children from birth to five years. After an assessment process of the child's developmental needs, home visits are scheduled and lessons are designed to meet each individual family's needs. During these visits, the caregiver is taught about child development, behavior modification, learning styles, and parenting skills.  


The center-based program is for parents/guardians of children ages three to five years. The child attends the early childhood (preschool) classroom while the parent works on an individualized program in the adult classroom. Children in the preschool classroom focus on cultural education, literacy, hands-on mathematics and science concepts with preparation for kindergarten.

The primary goal of the FACE adult education program is to prepare parents and caregivers for future employment and provide educational opportunities such as receiving GEDs, learning computer skills, or preparing to attend college. Adult students also gain greater life skills, learn about child development, and increase parenting skills.

Those participating in the home-based and center-based components come together monthly to share an evening meal and discuss their successes and common concerns about their children’s behavior and development. They may also work on crafts projects or have guest speakers on topics chosen by the parents.

An important factor of the FACE program is the integration of Native American cultural values and teachings of the past as they relate to parenting. This is most relevant to Native American parents, as many of the historical teachings still apply today.


While the children are receiving their educational services, the parents are busy working toward their own learning goals in several areas: education, employment, and personal and family life. Parents often want more knowledge of their culture and language so they can share this knowledge with their children. They also want to learn how to use computers for their careers or to obtain a job, so technology skills are a major focus in the classroom.

Adults participate in two other activities within the school day:

Parent And Child Together (PACT) Time®:

Parents and children work and play together in the children’s classroom. The parents support and participate in their children’s play. They learn how their children are growing and developing through observation. Parents see how their children learn best and are able to work with them effectively. The teachers are present to provide support and demonstrate effective teaching strategies. The teachers also model reading strategies for parents, and provide ideas that will help children learn at home.

Parent Time

Parents learn how to help their children in school. Lessons are often designed to develop knowledge of native culture and language. They gain knowledge about effective family life, child development and how to help their family be healthy. Parents learn about other services offered throughout the community that can help them achieve their goals.