Madison
71° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Graduation For Families

Published On: Jun 19 2013 11:52:44 AM CDT
Neil Heinen photo

 

 

 

GRADUATION FOR FAMILIES

06/18/13

As we continue to learn more about what works in terms of helping all of our kids achieve in school and prepare for successful adult lives we are recognizing the need to get kids ready to learn well before they start school. That can be a real challenge for many reasons including families with no track record of success in formal education. Surely, being prepared to learn is a critical factor in closing the achievement gap.


The Center for Families here in Madison has partnered with United Way of Dane County to offer the Parent-Child Home program, an intensive program for 3 to 4 year old children and their families involving regular home visits and donations of creative toys and tools to promote literacy and school preparedness. Madison is one of a small number of such programs nationally, but other communities have shown great retention rates and other indicators of success.


The Madison program’s first graduation class is Thursday night. And that’s worth celebrating. But even more exciting and important are the graduations to come for which these children are now better prepared.

 

Advertisement
  • American flag hanging down

    Memorial Day by the numbers

    Memorial Day is a time to reflect on those who've died in service to the country while also being widely considered the unofficial start to summer for many Americans. Take a look at the numbers behind the holiday.

  • American flag, soldier's hat, Memorial Day, Veterans Day

    Karen Barefoot/SXC

    Memorial Day: A history in pictures

    As you wrap up the holiday weekend, look back at the history of Memorial Day through old and new images.

  • Misconceptions - Underemployed

    freeimages.com

    Misconceptions about life after college

    Accenture surveyed around 1,000 student who are newly entering the job market for 2016, in addition to those who graduated within the last two years, Yahoo News reports.

    This year overall is looking bright for the class of 2016, but there is data that shows trends new grads shouldn't overlook.

Advertisement