Mission: The mission of family connections of northeast ohio is to
Programs: Spark (supporting partnerships to assure ready kids) is a kindergarten readiness program that helps preschoolers get ready for kindergarten and empowers parents to become actively involved in their child's education. Services include home tutoring, free books, parenting tips, school supplies and visits to the neighborhood elementary school. Approximately 240 children and their parents are served in east cleveland, maple heights, warrensville heights and three neighborhoods in the city of cleveland. Longitudinal data compiled and and analyzed by kent state university demonstrates that spark children score significantly higher in literacy assessment tools through third grade, when compared to their non-spark peers.
family school connection provides school-based family literacy and support services to parents and their kindergarten children who are at risk for not reading at grade level. Services include family literacy workshops, kindergarten transition activities for parents and children, classroom support and home tutoring. Approximately 304 children and their parents are served in the cleveland heights-university heights school district and shaker heights city school district. Children gain the necessar
family connections leases a facility owned by the city of shaker heights and designated as an early childhood family center. Family connections subleases space to nonprofit providers of early childhood education. The leasing of space furthers the exempt purpose of family connections by creating a collaborative early childhood center among the tenants; the tenant organizations meet regularly to exchange information and to ensure that the facility operations meet the needs of the children and fami
drop-in family playrooms in shaker hts. And cleveland hts. Where parents and children can play together and access where parents and children can play together and access where parents and children can play together and access where parents and children can play together and access where parents and children can play together and access where parents and children can play together and access