We know that for education to be truly effective, the needs of the whole child must be met. Education is more than what happens at school; it’s what happens at the dinner table or on the way home. Education is more than learning reading skills or math computation; it’s discovering the awe within our world—within ourselves, it is learning how to find information and how that information affects us. Education is a wonderful thing, but how can we educate children who do not have their other physical and emotional needs met? We can’t.
So, we have determined to be a gathering place of resources and information for students and families with special needs—needs that go beyond rhetoric and influence preparedness of our students for learning.
The U.S. Department of Education provides grant funding for schools that demonstrate need in areas of academic consistency, demographics, and teacher retention. These programs help sustain school efforts of change through extra funding and support. Littleton Elementary School District receives federal funds for the following grant initiatives:
McKinney/Vento Education of Homeless Students
With subgrant funds, the McKinney-Vento Education Act provides money to schools to assist homeless students to get to and stay in school. By coordinating services with local agencies, schools can provide a link to help for families in need. Homeless students may qualify for free lunches, tutoring, and summer school. We will provide a school uniform to each student who qualifies under this program.
Because of this act, students have to right to:
For more information, please contact Ceyda Murillo.
The intent of Child Find is to identify and evaluate children from birth through age 21 who display developmental and educational delays or disabilities and ensure they receive the support and services needed to thrive. When children are "found," they are referred to specialists for screening. This screening helps identify areas of developmental or educational need. If necessary, children identified through Child Find are then evaluated using state criteria and offered intervention, special education (including preschool), and/or support services through our local schools. Please contact the Special Education Department for more information.
Inspiring communities to believe that all children are capable of success, Kids at Hope is committed to providing training and support to communities, schools, parents, families, and youth organizations to change the concept of today’s kids, transforming them to believe that every child can succeed in an atmosphere of hope and respect—there are no exceptions!
Resources from the School Safety and Prevention Unit are made available to help parents communicate effectively with their children about difficult topics and improve their parent-child relationship, so that students achieve higher and are less likely to be involved in risky behaviors. Schools facilitate parent meetings for parents of students in 5th -8th grade, providing resources about sexuality and puberty, drug use, bullying, the safe use of technology, and relationships. For more information, check out these sites and/or contact Barb Iverson, the state’s HIV/ Sexuality Education Program administrator.
Littleton ESD is partnering with our community to provide adult education throughout the district. Open to all interested parties (and volunteers), our adult education classes include:
For more information or to find out where our next classes are held, feel free to contact us below:
Here are some links to great information and resources for families in our community.