LAPS Expresses Appreciation For Family Strengths Network Partnership

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Dear County Councilors, 

This letter is to express appreciation for the Family Strengths Network (FSN) partnership with the Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS). 

LAPS and FSN have a long-standing and trusted relationship. We have worked together for over twenty years with the goal of serving the Los Alamos community. FSN’s work with young families helps 1) prepare children for school, 2) provide workshops about healthy relationships, and 3) develop collaborations such as the Early Intervention Fair to ensure that children with developmental delays receive the services that they need. 

Over the last three months, FSN and LAPS continued to work together even with the challenges brought on by COVID 19. FSN collaborated with LAPS to provide support for parents in helping keep children engaged in learning. They also partnered with LAPS to present a virtual kindergarten readiness event for parents, since an in person gathering for kindergarten readiness was not possible. 

LAPS also appreciates the positive impact that FSN’s Family Resource Center has had on the community. FSN’s center presents opportunities for parents to engage in learning with their young children. Children who have developmentally appropriate early childhood experiences are often better prepared to succeed in school. 

Best Personal Regards, 

Dr. Kurt Steinhaus