Perfectly Punctual Campaign
School Readiness to Job Readiness
Attendance is a Critical Life Skill
The Perfectly Punctual Campaign, (PPC) a chronic absence prevention program that supports positive attendance habits from the outset of schooling, is now distributed through Attendance Works, the national leader in chronic absence prevention and resolution.
The two-generation program engages children daily in monitoring their own attendance, honors parents monthly for getting their children to school on time and translates attendance data into management information.
Then Perfectly Punctual Leader’s Guide outlines the PPC Program from planning through implementation including how to access electronic data reports and charts on several early childhood data management systems. The PPC Leader’s Guide contains many helpful ideas for teachers, parents, staff and volunteers and free, downloadable designs for materials that can be adapted to include your program or school’s logo and specific information.
Other Early Childhood toolkits on Attendance Works website for preschool and early elementary principal’s, teachers and staff include Early and Often:Showing Up in Preschool Matters and Early Matters: Integrating Attendance into Kindergarten Transition. The combination of materials gives early childhood educators a wealth of free resources to support young children and their families as they establish positive, lifelong attendance habits.
Like all LearnLead program, PPC maintains a strong emphasis on playful, meaningful family engagement. Parents, or parents and children together, can create materials for home use, create new lyrics to familiar songs and come away with lasting impressions of the importance of consistent on time attendance.
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