Why Become a Member of 21C
The School of the 21st Century is right on target in tying together child care, preventative health care, after-school care, and parent education. Locating these in schools in one excellent way to bring a sense of community back to families. What better way to make this constellation of services available to all families and to ensure the health development of all children.
One of the key attributes of effective programs is that they don't clone; rather they replicate the essence of a successful intervention while allowing each new setting to adapt many of its components to that locale's particular needs and strengths. I can think of no better example of this attribute in action than the Schools of the 21st Century.
As we look at successful initiatives around the nation, none has had more success than the School of the 21st Century in being replicated in multiple settings. This program truly works for today's children and families - in all their diverse shapes and forms.
21C operates as a school-based community center. The approach has a solid track record providing each community with flexibility to create its own version, while adhering to core principles that promote child and family development.
Superintendents, Principals and Teachers
The School of the 21st Century provided the research base and the philisophic underpinning for one of the most successful aspects of the Kentucky Education Reform Act: the Family Resource and Youth Service Centers. Yale University continues to be a tremendous resource from training, guidance, and support.
The School of the 21st Century programs make our school district especially desirable for many young families. By diminishing the divisions between child care and education, the model puts into practice the view that learning begins at birth.
Our school is a better place for children, their parents and the community because of the School of the 21st Century. With a variety of services and an emphasis on quality, 21C has helped us create and optimum learning environment for children.
When I need help reaching out to or meeting the needs of a particular family, the Family Resource Center makes my job easier in the best sense of the word. It enables me to focus on children's academic learning with assurance that their other needs are being addressed.
To be able to go to school with your children?! Hey, now that is a blessing and a joy. Because I was not employed when my children began school, I was able to enroll them and at the same time engage myself in an atmosphere of work and play.