to the School of the 21st Century (21C) website. Based
at Yale University, the 21C program develops, researches,
networks, and supervises a national
model that links communities, families, and schools.
There are currently over 1300 21C schools across the
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... a school that recognizes that learning
begins early and helps prepare children for school,
before they enter kindergarten, through full-day, year-round
early care and education programs and partnerships with
local child care providers.
school that makes the most
of out-of-school time while meeting the needs of today's
working families by offering safe, structured, and stimulating
environments for school-age children when school is
not in session.
school that treats parents
as partners and provides them with information and support
to be the best possible parents they can be, answering
questions about child development for nervous first-time
parents, as well as helping other parents deal with
issues around homework, sibling rivalry, and self-esteem.
school that understands
that children who are healthy, well-fed, and physically
fit can concentrate in class and learn better and promotes
children's wellness through preventive medical and dental
services, mental health services, and improved nutrition
a School of the 21st Century.