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FACE is a program in the Oneida Nation School System that services families with prenatal through 3rd grade students of our school. Through Family And Child Education we encourage families to build strong bonds to keep the circle strong.



The overall goals of the Oneida FACE Program are focused around the following areas to support implementation: engagement, culture and language, curriculum & assessment, transitioning, readiness strategies, and data collection.

FACE graduationThis is achieved by:

· Supporting primary family/caregivers/guardians in their role as their child’s first and most influential teacher.

· Strengthen family-school-community connections.

· Increase family/caregivers/guardians’ participation in their child’s learning and expectations for academic achievement.

· Support and celebrate the unique cultural and linguistic diversity of our Oneida community served by the program.

· Promote lifelong learning and school readiness.

· Strengthening literacy in the home and school setting supported by Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Unite for Literacy and other local and national resources.


FACE field tripThe FACE model has three main components:

· Home-based services for prenatal through kindergarten

· Pre-K services for 3 to 5-year-olds and Center-based services through 3rd grade

· Adult education services


The FACE program is managed, funded, and led by the BIE early childhood education staff within the Office of Sovereignty in Indian Education.

Home-Based Services

Home-Based Services are usually located in the home, at a location of the family’s choosing, or in the school.

Parent educators

-work weekly or bi-weekly with families on developmental activities from the Parents as Teachers Curriculum, along with book sharing, and reading. 

-provide health, social emotional, developmental, vision and hearing screenings. Parent educators

-assist with locating community resources, referrals, and support families with creating and accomplishing personal and family goals.

-some Oneida language is taught and encouraged to use during the home visits.

Family Circle

-once a month, a Family Circle is held to provide families with more resources and to learn about topics relating to their child’s development and parents’ interests.

-books are sent home each time with families.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

-every child enrolled will receive a book in the mail paid for by the Bureau of Indian Education.

Center-Based Services: Pre-K

The pre-K classroom, ages 3-5 years old is located in the kindergarten wing, led by two highly qualified early childhood teachers. Our emphasis is on kindergarten readiness. Kindergarten readiness is established through teaching literacy development, particularly pre-reading skills, like letter identification, the sound and letter connects, vocabulary development. Children learn routines, learn how to work together, make wise choices, solve problems, follow directions, and so much more in an interactive learning environment. Each week, pre-K students have transfer home activities for continued learning at home.

Regular screenings such as vision, hearing and developmental screenings and, assessments are conducted each year and referrals are made to correlating agencies as needed.

Pre-K students attend Social Dance class once a week while the Oneida Language is spoken and learned in the classroom.

All participating children will receive a book in the mail each month from the Dolly Parton Imagination Library until they turn five years of age.

Center-Based Services: Adult Education

For parents or guardians of preschool through 3rd grade children who attend Oneida Nation Elementary School.

Adults work on their individual educational goals: GED, employability skills, computers and Internet, online courses, and study skills. Class is led by a certified teacher.

Parent TimeFACE center

Learn about personal and life issues, such as budgeting health and nutrition, and helping your children be ready for school.

Parent and Child Together (PACT) Time

One hour each day, parents and children work and play together. Parents learn how children learn through play and how to support children’s learning at home.

Eligibility Guidelines

· Be an eligible Native American student and be eligible for admission to a BIE-funded school upon reaching school age.

· For home-based services, be a parent(s) or primary caregiver(s) of an eligible Native American student prenatal to kindergarten entry and willing to actively participate in weekly/bi-weekly personal visits and attend FACE Family Circles.

· For center-based services, be a parent(s) or caregiver(s) of an eligible Native American student, 3 years old to 3rd grade, and agree to actively participate in the four daily components of Adult Education, Early Childhood Education, PACT Time and Parent Time.

· For both home-and center-based services, eligibility includes adults and children with special needs.

· For center-based participation a child shall be toilet trained. However, children with special needs are excluded from this requirement.

· All parent(s) or caregiver(s) must pass a background check as per the Oneida Nation and Bureau of Indian Education guidelines.

Program Requirements

All families MUST provide the following documentation.

· Proof of Indian blood quantum for the child or proof that the child is a Native American descendant, and their blood quantum is accumulative of ¼ blood degree.

· Immunizations or conviction waiver

· Pass a Background check and be fingerprinted through the tribe.

Family Circle

Student Handbook



N7125 Seminary Rd, P.O. Box 365 Oneida, WI 54155

Office (920) 869-4634 Fax (920) 869-1684


Home-based Program hours 8:00-2:30 (Hours for parent educators may vary based on the needs of the families).

Center-based Program hours 8:30-2:30

Staff Directory

Superintendent, Sharon Mousseau

Parent Educator/Co-coordinator, Tanya Lopez-Martin

Parent Educator,

Adult Education Teacher, Emilie Jordan

Pre-K Teacher/Co-coordinator, Jackie House

Pre-K Co-teacher, Sarah Riley

Additional/Contact Info