There are many people to acknowledge for their contributions to this long-awaited resource. The essence of this document lies with the questions posed, and responded to, by practitioners. These professionals took the time to not only share their expertise, but also to explore sometimes murky territory. Thank you goes to:

Marisol Alvardo Mary Kline
Lynn Baron Deanna Lathrop
Judy Calarco Lucy Minahan
Joe Campbell Lynnette Pannucci
Kathleen Clark Lisa Prye
Madeline Duprey Eleanor Riley
Chris Dwyer Christine Scott
Patricia Edwards Claudia Ullman
Mary Haust Jane Van Auken
Sarah Hughes Deb Van Housen
Ruth Katz Nancy Winkler
Deb Kidder Bev Zier

The many questions and answers received from the above contributors were reviewed and refined by a trio of technical assistance experts: Paulette Coleman, Amy March, and Marci Manberg. Scott Jill and Kay S. Peavey provided valuable organizational and editorial direction to the process, with support from Kyle Kidder and Patricia King. Maureen Allen and Jim Weiler provided the technology "know-how" to make this guide an online experience.

Special acknowledgment is also extended to DeSylvia Dwyer, Bert Smith, and Ruth Singer of the New York State Education Department for their continued commitment to the Even Start Family Literacy program.

Hudson River Center for Program Development, Inc.

480 Broadway

Suite 220

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866

(518) 432-4005


Developed with funds provided by New York State Education Department, Early Education and Reading Initiatives Team 
under William F. Goodling Even Start Family Literacy Programs Statute, Part B, Subpart 3 
of Title 1 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Contract #C006526





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