Quotes from Educators

Deanne Froehlich, former principal of Scott School
“I love Juntos because it brings parents and kids into the school building. It gives parents a foundation in the importance of children’s learning and their part in that. They feel the connection to the school. And the children are ready learners when they get to kindergarten because of the experience.”
Describing our project’s effectiveness, former Glenfair Principal Dr. Basset wrote,
“Juntos Aprendemos is a model program that has been pushing our Latino students to higher levels of achievement. Their emphasis on reading aloud, learning letter names and sounds, and learning pre-reading skills such as sequencing, cause and effect, and categorizing has been noticeable and effective.”
Ruth Adkins, Director, Portland Public Schools Board of Education
“This is clearly a very powerful and effective model for how to help parents become more engaged and ensure that children have a successful beginning to their school career, which as we know is crucial for closing the achievement gap,”