Every Day Counts!

Facts about Attendance and Reading:

  • Early absenteeism, in preschool and Kindergarten, has a significant effect on a child’s ability to learn and to master reading. Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • A child who reads twenty minutes a day will be exposed to 1.8 million words per year. Source: Scholastic
  • Attending school regularly is consistently and significantly associated with higher rates of childhood literacy. Source: The Brookings Institution
  • Students can show strong gains in literacy if their attendance improves. Source: Attendance Works

Please take a moment to view videos featuring local community Leaders as they discuss the importance of everyone focusing on school attendance. Attendance Matters - United Way Regina

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Absences Add Up!

Did you know?

Being on time for school sets your child up for a great day of learning.

Even in Kindergarten, absences can cause children to fall behind in their learning.

Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it difficult to learn to read – a critical future skill.

 
Please take a moment to view this video featuring local community Leaders as they discuss the importance of everyone focusing on school attendance. Attendance Matters - United Way Regina

Click to view the full poster:  Absences Add Up

#dontmissaday