The Family Engagement Collaborative of the Miami Valley
The Family Engagement Collaborative began forming in 2013 as part of the Ready Families, Ready Children Project funded by the Better Way Foundation. A joint effort between the University of Dayton's Center for Catholic Education, Center for Early Learning Initiatives, the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and ReadySetSoar, Montgomery County's Kindergarten Readiness Initiative, resulted in a funded three-year project designed to increase family engagement in the kindergarten readiness process of children in the region. The Collaborative Council meets monthly to identify and share strategies, approaches and resources.
Goals of the Ready Families, Ready Children Project
1. To increase community and school knowledge of family engagement to optimize school readiness and success.
2.To increase the availability and use of strategies, approaches, and resources, in the community that support family engagement for school readiness and school success.
3.To identify and gain knowledge of the impact of a focused multidisciplinary community-based family engagement project on school readiness.
4.To increase the ability of family members and parents to participate in school readiness activities.
FAMILY CAFE TRAINING When: SEPT. 20, 2014 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Where: Bombeck Family Learning Center at the University of Dayton. Parking: Free in the Bombeck Center lot Cost: Free Register using the form to the right. Breakfast included. For more information call 937 229-2158
Partner of the Month
Family Works of the Montgomery County offers a free parenting relationship program for all families. This program is unique because it is taught by a married couple. They offer multiple formats to meet such as a one day seminar, a 10 week program, or individual education. Through lessons on nurturing and communication, the parent’s expectations are met. There is an upcoming 10 week class starting September 8, 2014 and a one day workshop on October 18, 2014.
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