School of Education has received over a $2 million federal grant from the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) in The Department of Education for 2022-2027. This is to promote preschool and kindergarten teachers’ early literacy practice for children, including multilingual learners and children with disabilities.
With this funding, The Futuro Project will empower teachers to promote equity for those children who speak languages other than English with or without disabilities. By using the Science of Reading, the Futuro Project will:
Early literacy skills are critical to become successful readers and lifelong learners. The Futuro Project will bring substantial benefits to NV children and families by providing teachers professional development to strategically support multilingual children and children with disabilities.
Dr. Youngae Choi, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, directs the Futuro Project and Dr. Vanessa Mari, Associate Professor of Bilingual Education, is the co-principal investigator of the grant.
The Futuro Project is one of the fifth largest grants in the history of NSC. In fact, this grant is the only one awarded in NV from OELA in 2022.