East Lubbock Family Academy
The goal of East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood's Family Academy is to promote age-appropriate development in children from birth to kindergarten to ensure that they are ready for school. Year-round parent and child classes are offered in East Lubbock at multiple sites. Classes include family together time (e.g., sharing a meal) and activities for children and adults. The focus of the children's program is on building school-readiness skills through enjoyable activities such as reading, singing, dancing, crafts, and play. The focus of the parent program is fellowship and support, guest speakers from the community, and education. The education component includes discussion of parenting and discipline techniques, child development in multiple domains (social, emotional, and cognitive), and the importance of language and self-regulation for school-readiness. Parental self-efficacy and empowerment are encouraged.
The overall objective of the East Lubbock Family Academy is to promote healthy children and strong parenting by providing educational and learning opportunities for parents and children.
Domain Leader: Stephanie Shine, Ph.D.
Domain Leader: Michael McCarty, Ph.D.
Program Manager: Becky Fletcher, B.S.
The East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood is an US Department of Education funded initiative committed to working with the residents of East Lubbock, Texas to support and advocate for our children – ensuring that both children and parents have access to the resources they need to grow, learn and succeed.