Over the years The School Foundation has prided itself on supporting and contributing to Florence 1 Schools' K-12 teachers and students. With the creation of the StartSMART program, we've added a brand new goal-- assisting parents in preparing their children for kindergarten.
We've developed a wealth of resources designed to give parents the information they need to chart their child's development, including:
There are multiple ways to get involved with StartSMART and we encourage every business, individual, and parent to lend a hand to ensure that our community's future scholars build strong foundations for their educational paths.
It was an honor for us to welcome Helle Heckmann to the 2018 Early Childhood Champions Summit. Her “Five Golden Keys” philosophy encourages individuals, families, and communities to develop early and lasting rhythms with young children around the five simple actions of sleep, movement, nutrition, routine, and love. Following Heckmann’s appearance, Florence 1 Schools and The School Foundation launched a five-month public awareness campaign actively reinforcing the “Five Golden Keys.” Known as Count 5!