SDE: Wrap-Around Services (Community Schools Model)

Wrap-Around Services (Community Schools Model)

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Every child and every school is
capable of excellence given the
right conditions for learning.
Schools cannot do it alone. To succeed, schools need community partners and resources.  Together the school and its partners develop a unified plan focusing on academics, services, supports and opprotunities that lead to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.
Schools become hubs of the community, accessible to children and families including evenings and weekends.
Components of Wrap-Around Services

  1. Family engagement, parent leadership and adult education
  2. Extended learning opportunities and youth development
  3. Physical, dental and mental health programs and social services
  4. Afterschool, mentoring and tutoring programs
  5. Early childhood development
  6. Full utilization of federal and state child nutrition programs (breakfast, lunch, supper, snack and Healthy Food Certification)
Elements of a Successful Plan

  • Coordination among Partners
  • Needs Assessment/Planning
  • Communication
  • Accountability
  • Resource Development
Connecticut's Foundation for Building Partnerships
Connecticut is home to a network of Family Resource Centers (FRCs) and School Based Health Centers (SBHCs).  Located in many districts, these school-based programs are foundational to creating community partnerships in schools.  Learn more about FRCs and SBHCs.

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