21C program provides a way for the school, the parents
and the community to combine efforts for the education
and care of our nation's children.
21C program can aid schools and teachers by helping
their students to be healthier, happier, and more ready
to learn. It helps families by helping them to find
what they need in one setting, their child's school.
The 21C program improves the school climate and the
community at large.
have also included the following quotes from researchers,
professional educators, superintendents,
principals and teachers, and parents
on the 21C program.
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."
T. Berry Brazelton, Author of Touchpoints
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." -
Lisbeth Schorr, Director of Harvard University Project
on Effective Interventions
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."
Gerald Tirozzi, Assistant Secretary for Elementary Education,
U.S. Department of Education
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."
Ruby Takanishi, President of Foundation for Child Development
Principals and Teachers
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."
Robert (Sandy) Goodlett, Executive Director of Kentucky
Family Resource / Youth Service Centers
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." -
Robert Watkins, Superintendent at Independence, Missouri
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." -
Valerie Livingstone, Principal of Page Hilltop School
in Ayer, Massachusetts
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."
Therese Horn, Teacher of Charter Oak Elementary School
in West Hartford, Connecticut
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." -
Rachaelle Hayes-Ruff, Parent at Bowling Park Elementary
School in Norfolk, Virginia