The Greenfield CAT connected local agencies to families of young children by hosting the second annual Kinder Family Festival to ensure that young children have a successful transition into kindergarten school programs. During the four hour event, approximately 600 people attended and over 360 kindergarten registration packets were given to parents and families.
“Our hope was to open the door for meaningful parent engagement as the children in Greenfield transition into our local school system. We also wanted to provide parents with information about early learning programs across the community. Even if their child isn’t entering kindergarten this year; we wanted to make sure that families with children from birth to age five received vital early learning information. By reaching out to families with young children, we are building critical support networks and growing the capacity of our community to engage parents as critical partners in their child’s early academic success.”