Lower Dauphin Communities That Care provides programs to promote the positive development of children in the Lower Dauphin community.
The family into which a child is born has the first opportunity to build a web of protection for the child. That web can buffer against risks for problem behaviors. Throughout a child's life, commitment to healthy beliefs and clear standards for behavior learned in the family remains a powerful source for healthy development.
Through our comprehensive survey of the Lower Dauphin community, we have found that some children do not receive the support they need to develop into healthy, productive adults. This gap usually occurs during the preschool years, before the child and family have access to services provided in the school environment.
Our CTC effort focuses on expanding and developing local services to support families and children and to expand and develop school and community programs to help preschoolers come to school ready to learn.
Our Preschool Programs are listed below:
|Preschool Literacy Outreach|
|Books on Board Bookmobile|
|Books on Board Schedule|
The transition from home to school environments offers the young child opportunities to interact with a larger group of adults and other children and they subsequently face the need to master a variety of new social and cognitive skills. Along with the continuing power of the home environment to shape a child's development, the school becomes a significant influence in the child's world.
Through our comprehensive survey of the Lower Dauphin community, we have found that some children do not receive the support they need to develop into healthy, productive adults. In the school setting, gaps in services have been identified in the need for remedial academic assistance for school-age students and in the need to revise and update the school curriculum with regards to information about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Another gap in our community lies in the need for after-school programming to appeal to all students as well as a need to evaluate current school clubs and activities to specifically appeal to at-risk students.
Our CTC effort focuses on expanding and developing school and community programs to increase academic success for students in school and to develop a comprehensive school and community plan for the prevention of substance abuse.
Our School-Age Programs are listed below:
Our Community Programs are listed below: