What is a Community School?
Video courtesy of Partnership for the Future of Learning
Our Community School program is a partnership between The Baby Fold and Unit 5 School District in McLean County. We have embedded Community School Coordinators in Fairview and Cedar Ridge Elementary Schools. The program has been successful in supporting children, families, and teachers.
Using the school as the hub, The Baby Fold brings stakeholders together to ensure students thrive. We create partnerships between students, families, schools, and the community. These partnerships work to identify student needs along with the resources necessary to meet these needs so students succeed at school and beyond.
Children are at the center of our community schools approach, as we seek to strengthen conditions for student learning and healthy development. Our community schools model is built on 4 pillars:
- Expanded and Enriched Learning Time and Opportunities
- Active Family and Community Engagement
- Integrated Student Support
- Collaborative Leadership and Practices
Community Schools Program
The Baby Fold
318 Susan Drive
Normal, IL 61761
There are ongoing needs to help support the programs and services of The Baby Fold. The document below contains specific needs for Community Schools.