Two Clark County Public Schools have been recognized for their commitment to family engagement: Baker Intermediate School and Conkwright Elementary School have been certified as Family Friendly Schools by the Prichard Committee.
Denise Menshouse My name is Denise Menshouse and I am the executive director at Growing Together Preschool. We are a private, non-profit childcare agency striving to provide quality care for children and their families from birth to five, with and without disabilities. We are a 5 STAR and NAEYC accredited center and learned about the Family Friendly Early [...]
Washington County High School seeks to improve family partnerships through Family Friendly Certification
The Washington County school district aims to improve the quality of our student experiences and overall impact on our school community.
The Family Friendly Schools certification process for the School for Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass (SCAPA) seemed to be a natural progression of our dedication to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students and their families
Jenkins Independent superintendent focuses on engagement during Family Friendly Schools certification
The Jenkins Independent school district decided to work on this initiative in order to assess and improve our current family and school partnerships. We also aim to build the capacity of school leadership to understand and implement more effective family engagement best practices.
Betsy Layne Elementary staffers discover areas of strength through Family Friendly Certification process
Mallory Roberts and Deanna Spencer Two people led Betsy Layne Elementary’s (Floyd County) effort to be recognized as a Family Friendly School by the Prichard Committee: school counselor Mallory Roberts and Family Resource Director Deanna Spencer. We assembled our members and walked them through the process: trainings, scoring, what it means to be Family Friendly and so forth. [...]
As a school that just received the designation, East Bernstadt Independent is thrilled to be recognized for the work we’ve done to build a family-friendly environment, and also look forward to offering more opportunities and improvements that will sustain this culture year after year.
This process came to fruition because of the community helpers that were aligned with the school as well as the amazing people working inside the school.
Family engagement has been the backbone of the Head Start and preschool program since its conception in the 1960s.
Two of the early childhood centers in the Washington County school district – North Washington Early Childhood and Washington County Early Childhood – earned 2023 Family Friendly Schools certification, along with four other schools in the district.