There’s a great article in the Arizona Republic today by Carol Peck of the Rodel Foundation of Arizona about the Sunnyside Parents as Teachers program. She calls it the next best thing to an instruction manual for parents…and who couldn’t use that!
There’s a good reason this program has been around since 1995: Sunnyside Superintendent Manuel Isquierdo really ‘gets’ it when it comes to starting early. “Since education begins at home and parents are their child’s first teacher, supporting and education parents is a logical strategy,” he says in the article.
Parents benefit…kids benefit…and I’m pretty sure his school district benefits, too. What could be better? 🙂