Sauk Valley Community College

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Whiteside County Family Literacy Partnership

Address: Office: 1001 West 23rd Street, Sterling, IL 61081 Class: Wallace Educational Center, 506 West 4th Street, Sterling, IL 61081

Phone: Office: (815) 625-1495 / Class: (815) 622-9917

Fax: (815) 625-1625


Web Site URL:

Contact: Lois Meisenheimer, Family Literacy Coordinator


  • Whiteside


The purpose of this program is to help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of low-income families through the integration of early childhood education, adult education, parenting education, and parent/child literacy interaction activities into a unified family literacy program for ESL parents and children, ages 0-5. Families who live in Whiteside County, who are learning English, and who have a child ages birth to five years qualify for services.


Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 8:30 - 11:00 AM and 12:30 - 3:00 PM at Wallace Educational Center. Whiteside County Family Literacy Partnership is a collaborative project between Head Start, Sterling Public Library, Parents as Teachers First Years, Sauk Valley Community College, and the Whiteside Regional Office of Education. Other Services Provided: Adult Education/English as a Second Language Early Childhood Education Parenting Education Parent/Child Interactions Activities Library Skills Development Lending Libraries

Services Provided

  • Child Development/Disabilities/Rehab
  • Education/Libraries

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