History of Family School Partners*In existence since 1988*Previously funded through Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation from grant monies and the general fund.*In 2004 allocations from the general fund ended*With local foundation funding for four years (through 2007-08 school year) program has continued.Why is continuation of Family School Partners important?*by kindergarten 90% of a child"s brain is developed*A high correlation exists between a child"s vocabulary development at age 3 and his standardized test performance in reading comprehension in grade 3.*Children who fall behind in first grade have a one in eight chance of ever catching up to grade level (juel, 1994)*Every $1 invested in high-quality early care and education saves $7.16 in welfare, special education and criminal justice costs (National Institute for Early Education Research, 2003)*Long-term studies of Early Childhood Development participants have found:-Higher levels of verbal, mathmatical and intellectual achievement-Fewer teenage parents-Higher employment and earnings-Less welfare dependency(From "Exceptional Returns - Economic, Fiscal, and Socail Benefits of Investment in Early Childhood Development" by Robert G. Lynch for Economic Policy Institute 2004)*Family School Partners is the only program in Bartholomew County that:-is home based-prepares at risk parents for a life long commitment to their child"s education-builds a foundation for student success in school.
Last Modified on March 5, 2013