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UPDATE TO OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES
Merced County school districts have suspended in-class instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year and transitioned to distance learning. Click on the links below for information and resources. Los distritos escolares del condado de Merced han suspendido la instrucción en clase durante el resto del año escolar 2019-20 y han pasado a la educación a distancia. Haga clic en los enlaces a continuación para obtener información y recursos.
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Phone: (209) 381-6790 ext. 6146Address:1460 W. 18th Street, Merced, CA 95340Fax: (209) 381-6758
Abriendo Puertas is the nation’s first evidenced-based comprehensive educational program for Latino parents with children age 0-5. Evaluated by researchers from UC Berkeley, it has been validated as effective in strengthening parenting behavior, building critical knowledge about early childhood, and developing the leadership and advocacy skills of Latino parents.
Facilitate a 10-week course at each
elementary school in Merced County.
Provide education and support to help parents learn skills to feel more confident in their parenting and empowered to help their children succeed in school, help parents gain skills to advocate for their children, and help parents gain increased social support and social connections.
Train school staff members and/or parent volunteers to implement Abriendo Puertas with families.
Help districts explore ways to build capacity in the use of Abriendo Puertas as a parent engagement tool.
Provide ongoing support to districts continuing to implement Abriendo Puertas.
Coordinate inter-organization (schools/ school districts) conversations to improve communication with each other in order to explore and share local best practices for involving parents as key partners in their children’s education.
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