Today, Scholastic, the Yale Child Study Center + Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience and Valley of the Sun United Way have announced the release of the School Success Kit, a collection of social-emotional learning resources for families of students in grades K–1 to support their children’s development.
The kits are available for purchase on the Scholastic Teacher Store Online for educators, the Scholastic Store Online for families, the Scholastic FACE Member store, and Scholastic Literacy Partnerships store, for $39.99.
At a time when learning opportunities have been disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, these research-based kits, created for families of kindergarteners and first graders, will help to foster family engagement, support social-emotional and academic learning, and build resilience.
The School Success Kit provides families with a tote bag packed with:
- More than 70 engaging activities, available in English and Spanish, to support students’ learning and skill building across key academic content areas
- A bilingual family guide with milestones and activities to strengthen literacy skills and guidance for parents on how to communicate with their children’s teachers to form strong partnerships with schools
- A student journal to encourage self-expression through drawing and writing
- Three bilingual picture books, digital songs, and bookplates to foster a sense of book ownership
“The School Success Kit is such a powerful tool for helping all families support their children’s social-emotional and academic growth,” added Karen Baicker, Executive Director of the Yale Child Study Center + Scholastic Collaborative for Child & Family Resilience, and Publisher for Family and Community Engagement at Scholastic. “Now more than ever, it’s critical we provide as much support as possible to families who are guiding their young children through school. Stories, increased opportunities for literacy, and strong school-family partnerships go a long way in fostering the resilience children and families need to have a successful school year and lifelong learning journey.”