Presentation on theme: "The “I Care” Positive Parenting Character Curriculum Gives Parents Purpose, Character-Building Skills, Power, and Potential."— Presentation transcript:
The “I Care” Positive Parenting Character Curriculum Gives Parents Purpose, Character-Building Skills, Power, and Potential
“I Care” Connects Families, Schools, and the Community for the Betterment of Children Parental Involvement Character Development Community Involvement
“I Care” defines parental involvement as the number of positive interactions occurring between the parents, or caring adults, and the child.
“I Care” has numerical accountability measures for parental involvement, character development, and community involvement.
The On-Line “I Care” Parental Involvement Data Collection & Evaluation Service provides monthly measures for the following: Parents Trained Parent Participation Parental Involvement Positive Teacher-Parent Contacts Mastery of Character Development Community Involvement in Character Development
Testimonials “Boosting parental involvement using this curricular approach has increased test scores at my school and has provided the documentation and measures needed for federal audits.” —Principal; San Jose, California “The ‘I Care’ Program has helped me to manage parental involvement better in all my schools. The data each month tells me and the school liaisons where help is needed.” —Parent Coordinator; Wilkesboro, North Carolina “Several principals in my district said they have seen a positive change in the attitude of teachers since we started implementing ‘I Care’ five years ago. So it’s not only impacting students, but teachers as well.” —Parental Involvement Coordinator; Selma, Alabama “After the implementation of ‘I Care’ was so successful in one of my high schools, I knew it would be successful in all 26 of my schools. Now that we have implemented for two years, I still feel strongly that ‘I Care’ is supporting the student academic improvements we are achieving.” —Superintendent; Albany, Georgia
“I Care” Offers: Parenting & Character Education Curricula Customer Service with a Smile On-Site & Conference Training Services On-Line Data Collection & Evaluation Service Parent & Teacher Resource Materials
“I Care” Is a S.A.F.E. Curriculum Sequenced for Success (Not just random activities, but a curriculum planned to achieve depth of understanding and that builds one positive behavior on another.) Active to Assure Acquisition (Students go from understanding to doing to living it out.) Focused on the Future (Provides students with a life–long foundation of character traits and emotional skills necessary for coping with a future full of new technology, new jobs, and new challenges.) Encompassing Excellence (Continuously improving to make sure family, school, and community components are the best they can be.) S A F E
Some Locations Where “I Care” Is Used Academy of Careers & Technology High School; San Antonio, Texas—(1 High) Allamakee Community School District; Waukon, Iowa—(2 Elementary) Dallas County Schools; Selma, Alabama—(9 Elementary, 2 Middle, 3 High) Dougherty County Schools; Albany, Georgia—(16 Elementary, 6 Middle, 4 High) Hopi Head Start; Kykotsmovi, Arizona—(9 Centers) J. K. L. Bahweting School; Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan—(1 Elementary) Lawton Public Schools; Lawton, Oklahoma—(12 Elementary, 2 Middle) Rapides Parish Schools; Alexandria, Louisiana—(9 Elementary, 1 Middle, 1 High) Sumter County Schools; Americus, Georgia—(4 Elementary, 2 Middle, 3 High) Tuba City Unified School District #15; Tuba City, Arizona—(2 Elementary) Wilkes County Schools; Wilkesboro, North Carolina—(10 Elementary)