The Teton Valley Education Foundation in partnership with the Teton School District is sponsoring a new program called Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors. Abriendo Puertas is the nation’s first evidence-based comprehensive training program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5.
Abriendo Puertas is designed to support parents in their roles as family leaders and as their child’s first and most influential teacher in a home that is their child’s first school. Abriendo Puertas two-generation approach builds parent leadership skills and knowledge to promote family well-being and positive education outcomes for children.
Abriendo Puertas is a ten-class session starting on Monday, April 18 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Driggs Elementary School. The sessions are free to the public but you must pre-register. To do so, call Blanca Moye at 307-690-8149.
Parent input helps guide the curriculum of the Abriendo Puertas, which uses the “popular education” approach to engage parents in lessons that reflect the culture of the target audience. There are ten interactive sessions that draw from real-life experiences, incorporate data about local schools and communities, and focus on helping Latino parents understand their important role in the development of and long-term impact on their children’s educational outcomes.
Each of the ten curriculum sessions is grounded in a “dicho” or popular saying and incorporates culturally familiar activities and data. The curriculum, available in both Spanish and English, promotes school readiness, family well-being, and advocacy by addressing best practices in brain development, key aspects of early childhood development (cognitive, language, physical, and social/emotional), early literacy, numeracy, bilingualism, health, attendance, civic engagement, parent leadership, goal setting, and planning for family success.
The Class Sessions Include:
For more information or to register, contact Blanca Moye at 307-690-8149.