In conjunction with other NEA Read Across America activities, Cardwell held its Family Literacy and Math Festival to celebrate Dr. Seuss's 115th Birthday! The campus opened its doors to its families, engaging them in high quality activities that support kindergarten readiness as outlined in the program's School Readiness Plan. Two festivals are conducted yearly to enhance student performance. Activities are planned and prepared weeks in advance and target specific goals that assessment data shows a need for intervention in core areas of science, math, oral language and literacy.
Cardwell celebrates its Fatherhood Initiative's 15th Anniversary. Since its establishment in 2004 it has served as an advocacy program for the male role model and how impactful it can be to a child, a family, and its community. The initiative implements a training plan which focuses on supporting the development of high quality parent-child relationships and helping Dads develop strong peer to peer relationships. Three major annual events provide a wide array of opportunities for fatherhood engagement.
The Head Start Program offers a wide array of training and engagement opportunities for its families and their children. Some focus on the parent and child while other target specific needs of parents. One event that helps parent understand the importance of setting a strong foundation for future learning has been in place for its third year and now begins its transformation into preparing parents as an additional support for student achievement in not only the present year but also Kindergarten and the early years that follow. The Head Start Program values the importance of the relationships that are forged with parents in regards to education and empowers parents to become impactful in their children's learning. The KRA meets once a month around the 3rd Thursday of every month in the morning and encourages parents to engage in make and take projects, participate in phonological awareness and early literacy, and in early math learning. The program has expanded now to include science and child development. The material presented supports developmentally appropriate and best practices researched by the University of Texas Health and Science Center in Houston and the State's Children Center for Learning and CLI (Children's Learning Institute)
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