Why does attendance matter?

It is more difficult for children to learn to read and to gain other foundational academic skills when they miss many school days. Students who are chronically absent in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade are much less likely to read at grade level by third grade and are more likely to have poor attendance in later grades.

Attendance Resources and Quick Links

Parents/Community 

Handouts for Families

Help Your Child Succeed in School              

Videos

Early Care/Education

Toolkits

Early Education Toolkit

Integrating Attendance Into Kindergarten Transition Toolkit 

Data Tools 

Early Education Program Self-Assessment  

Parent Engagement

Student Success Plans 

Handouts for Families 

Schools 

Toolkits 

For Principals: Leading Attendance Toolkit

Integrating Attendance Into Kindergarten Transition Toolkit

Elementary Success Mentor Toolkit

Engaging Parents Toolkit

NC Early Childhood Foundation Community Toolkit 

Resources 

Breaking Barriers to Attendance 

Understanding the Root Causes of Student Absenteeism Worksheet  

Incentives

Planning Tool with Sample Activities 

Data Tools

Classroom Attendance Calculator  

School Self-Assessment Tool  

School Team Attendance Self-Assessment 

Scan of Environment and Attendance

Parent Engagement 

Student Success Plans 

Help Your Child Succeed in School

Download these local resources:

Handout and poster:

 

Social share and newsletter images (click on photo to download):

NC Early Childhood Foundation Social Media Tools

Quick Links: