This compilation of articles and resources on attendance focuses on the importance of regular attendance for young children. It also provides strategies for programs to support families and their children’s regular participation.
Home visits at the beginning of the school year help create a relationship and open lines of communication between the school and family. In this broadcast on National Public Radio, Elissa Nadworny explains how home visits can help improve attendance.
This tip sheet developed by the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness provides information about how programs can improve attendance by planning and evaluating health services and helping families learn how to keep children healthy, identify illness early, and get the right treatment quickly.
The Illinois Attendance Commission was created within the Illinois State Board of Education to study the issue of chronic absenteeism in this State and make recommendations for strategies to prevent chronic absenteeism. This page has archived information from 2015-2020.
During this archived webinar, presented by the Early Childhood Professional Learning at The Center, participants will learn more about the important changes that have occurred in Illinois regarding attendance in Pre/K (child care and districts). Participants will also receive resources to help them keep their students coming every day.
Use this Illinois report card builder to select geographical areas, districts, or schools and look at their attendance rates by school year. Many other factors can be explored including student academic progress, dropout rate, enrollment, and more.