Family School Connection
5-6 years

Family School Connection is a kindergarten-focused home-visiting program based in elementary schools. We connect with families, encourage their involvement with the school, and help them access community resources.

Family Coaches interact with parents as supportive peers and offer home visits, evening programs, and direct work with students in the classroom.


ABCs of Kindergarten – Cleveland Heights-University Heights

A fun-filled parent and child program designed for kindergarten preparation. This series offered in the summer covers the following essential topics:

  • alphabet
  • reading
  • rhyming
  • mathematics

Kindergarten Kickoff

This program supports a smooth transition into kindergarten. Held in the weeks leading up to the start of school, Kindergarten Kickoff helps parents and new kindergartners become comfortable with their new school, receive information about what to expect in kindergarten, and begin to build relationships with school staff and other families.

Kindergarten Discovery

Kindergarten Discovery is a literacy program for the entire family.  Each session includes: a family meal, childcare for siblings, conversations with other parents/caregivers, play activities to strengthen kindergarten skills and a book give away.  If you would like additional information call (216) 321-0079.

Goals of Family School Connection

  • Increase parental engagement in their children’s education and involvement with the school.
  • Promote children’s literacy levels and school readiness skills by engaging parents and children in play-based literacy activities.
  • Help families establish routines that include increased conversation, parent-child activities, educational play opportunities, and reading time.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to get to know and gain support from one another.