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Parents At FWISD’s Oakhurst ES Complete Abriendo Puertas/ Opening Doors Program
Six Fort Worth ISD parents at Oakhurst Elementary School were recently recognized for completing the District’s Abriendo Puertas/ Opening Doors program.
A graduation ceremony was hosted Wednesday, November 6 in which School Board President Jacinto Ramos Jr. was the guest speaker. Parents participating in the program received books and other literacy materials for their children.
Abriendo Puertas is currently being piloted in two schools and in two different languages. Family Communications Specialist LaTonya Copeland-Berry is currently facilitating an English class at Eastern Hills Elementary and Family Communications Specialist Jessica Becerra completed facilitating a Spanish-speaking class at Oakhurst Elementary this week.
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is a 10-week parenting program that empowers parents with knowledge, resources, and activities they can do at home with their children ages 0-5 years old to help with their development. Weekly, courses focus on four areas of child development (Physical, Cognitive, Language, and Social-Emotional). The Horizontal Learning approach and incorporating families’ culture and own experiences create a comfortable and fun learning experience where parents feel included and invested in.
Weekly topics include:
- I Am My Child’s First Teacher; Our Home, My Child’s First School
- My Child’s Growth and Development
- Power of Words
- Healthy Body/Healthy Mind - Part 1: Nutrition & Physical Activity
- Healthy Body/Healthy Mind - Part 2: Social-Emotional Well-Being
- My Child, Media and Technology
- Count With Me
- Let’s Get Ready for School
- Champions for Our Children’s Future
- Yes, We Can! Graduation
Also weekly, a popular saying or a “Dicho” that most parents are familiar with that coincides with the courses’ theme is discussed.
Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is an evidence-based curriculum with more than 10 years of research and evaluation. Parent collaboration and valuable feedback is used to enhance the program.
For more information on Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors, please visit: https://ap-od.org/
View more photos from the graduation ceremony at Oakhurst Elementary here.