20 USC 6381 - Statement of purpose

It is the purpose of this subpart to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by
(1) improving the educational opportunities of the Nations low-income families by integrating early childhood education, adult literacy or adult basic education, and parenting education into a unified family literacy program, to be referred to as Even Start; and
(2) establishing a program that shall
(A) be implemented through cooperative projects that build on high-quality existing community resources to create a new range of services;
(B) promote the academic achievement of children and adults;
(C) assist children and adults from low-income families to achieve to challenging State content standards and challenging State student achievement standards; and
(D) use instructional programs based on scientifically based reading research and addressing the prevention of reading difficulties for children and adults, to the extent such research is available.