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

Start School Strong Parent to Parent Hangout For Pre-K & Kindergarten Families

Register for Start School Strong now by visiting the following link:

Tuesdays, (plan to attend all three sessions)
October 13, 20 & 27
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

This is a community event in which parents share, learn and find support in a space that appreciates all that parents have to offer and all that they need. The hangouts’ are driven by the knowledge that parents can, must, and do tap into their wisdom and resources in order to strengthen their own families.

Join via Zoom, Meeting ID: 718 0097 2550, Passcode: 9Kd2rw



Please check “What’s Happening at Family Connections as it pertains to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and cancelled programs.  Thank you!

ABCs of Kindergarten – Cleveland Heights-University Heights and Shaker Heights

A fun-filled parent and child program designed for kindergarten preparation. This 4-week 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.

Bridge Into 1st Grade

Parents can learn what is expected and obtain resources to further support their child’s transition from Kindergarten to 1st Grade with fun and informative activities.  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.

View our calendar here.