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Family to Family Connection is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that has been providing free classes and resources to families of infants and toddlers for more than two decades. As a result of our program, parents are empowered to be advocates for their families and children learn the social and developmental skills they need to be ready to learn.

FAMILY TO FAMILY CONNECTION

OUR MISSION

Family to Family Connection’s mission is to empower and support families to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children through parent education, community networking, and school readiness as a foundation for academic success by serving young children and their families in settings where parents interact with their children in activities

that supports learning, appropriate child development, child guidance, community involvement, and

developing leadership.


Researchers demonstrate the positive effects of parent involvement resulting in success for these children in school and in life. Income and social status are not the most accurate predictors of this

success, but rather the extent to which the child’s family is able to be involved with their child by:

  • Creating a home environment that encourages learning
  • Expressing high, realistic, expectations for their child’s achievement and future goals
  • Becoming involved in their child’s education in the school and community

BENEFITS TO THE CHILD

  • Barriers to achievement are eliminated to children of all ethnic, racial, socioeconomic, and
  • education backgrounds of parents
  • Children have better self-esteem, are more self-disciplined, and have higher aspirations and
  • better motivation towards school
  • Children are less likely to have poor behavior in school or to be suspended
  • Fewer children need special education and remedial classes saving increased tax dollars
  • Children become more positively integrated culturally

BENEFITS TO THE FAMILIES

  • Parents increase their positive communication with their children and are more responsive and
  • sensitive to their emotional, social and cognitive learning needs
  • Parents become more confident in their parenting and decision making skills
  • Parents tend to use more affection and positive reinforcement and less punishment on their
  • children
  • Parents better understand the role of the teacher and curriculum in their child’s learning
  • Parents who understand what their children are learning are more ready to help at home
  • Parents have a positive view of school and develop stronger ties to the school and community
  • and tend to become more involved
  • Parents of children of similar ages establish a social network within the community to provide
  • sources of information, family connections, and solace which can last a lifetime. This encourages
  • children to join groups at school when they have a friend to participate with them.

FAMILY TO FAMILY IN ACTION

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SUPPORT FAMILY TO FAMILY

Your donation gets matched by the Cashman Family Foundation

$20.00

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Your support and contributions will enable Family to Family to provide FREE free classes and resources to families of infants and toddlers for more than two decades.  As a result of our program, parents are empowered to be advocates for their families and children learn the social and developmental skills they need to be ready to learn.  And through August 31st every dollar donated is matched by the Cashman Family Foundation.  Your $20 gift becomes $40!