Florida’s first ever: Dads take your child to School Day
When families are engaged in a child’s learning experience students achieve more, further research suggests that when a father figure are involved in their education, students perform better academically have fewer behavioral and discipline problems and are also more responsible.
That is why South Florida is participating in the inaugural day: Dads Take your child to School Day which is on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. On this day, Florida’s Elementary Schools are encouraged to invite all fathers, step dads, Grandfathers, Uncles, Foster parent, big brothers or any other significant male role models to take your child to school and participate in brief, yet meaningful activities. The Florida Department of Education recognizes the vital roles that schools and families play throughout a young child’s life and educational career.
Supporting learning in children, Governor Rick Scott said in his letter to dads, “I commend you for the hard work and love you display to ensure the development of your child.”
This is just one way Florida Schools can deliberately engage father figures in our schools and classrooms. And as a result, Florida students will be more successful now and in the future!