Why Come to the Fun Van?
“Research shows that family engagement directly affects academic achievement. To date, thirty-two independent evaluations prove that Raising A Reader makes a positive and lasting impact, significantly improving both family reading behavior, parent-child bonding and kindergarten readiness across diverse culture and language demographics.”
Raising a Reader. (2015). Retrieved from http://www.raisingareader.org/site/PageNavigator/Impact/PerformanceOutcomes.html
Early Childhood STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) provides trainings and an opportunity to learn new skills for parents dealing with frequently encountered challenges with their children; promotes a more participatory family structure by fostering responsibility, independence, and competence in children; improves communication between parents and children; and helps children learn from the natural and logical consequences of their own choices.
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting. (2015, November 3). Retrieved from http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/viewintervention.aspx?id=132
The Fun Van is a First Things First Granted Program