Summary of Outputs, Outcomes and Indicators (2001-2004)

Outputs Outcomes How We Know
  • 2,100 family learning kits distributed
  • Most families in the NWT with children born in 1997, 1998, 1999 received a backpack
  • More books and other literacy materials in NWT homes and communities
  • More level playing field between those who have materials for school & those who did not in the past
  • An expanded understanding of what literacy is
  • Increased literacy activities between parents and children
  • Increased enjoyment of reading & literacy for both parents & children
  • Increased awareness of the importance of literacy
  • Increased awareness of the importance of parents in children’s literacy development
  • Increased awareness & reading of northern books
  • Increased # of parents participating in literacy programs
  • Increased knowledge & skills relating to parenting
  • Children in communities are wearing their backpacks
  • FL providers & parents report that hildren are using materials from their backpacks
  • Children enjoy receiving their backpacks & are very excited about them
  • Parents & FL providers report that children like having their own books
  • Children recognize the books in a different setting, such as Daycare
  • 1 community reported more books in the Daycare Centre
  • Parents & FL providers report that family members, including older siblings, are doing more literacy activities
  • Parents can give example of literacy activities they do & how they have changed their practices
  • Parents reported that backpacks resulted in increased community awareness of literacy
  • FL providers reported that children who did not receive backpacks asked for them