Sunny Side of the Street

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About This Program

Target Population: Social service providers; parents who have cognitive limitations and their children preschool-age children

For children/adolescents ages: 3 – 5

For parents/caregivers of children ages: 3 – 5

Brief Description

This curriculum, funded by the National Institutes of Health, gives social service providers lessons and materials they can use with parents who have cognitive limitations and their preschool age children that support children’s school readiness. The program integrates videos, songs, and cards for families with a resource manual for social service providers. Families have fun practicing social skills, developing reading readiness skills, and organizing their morning and evening routines. Short videos, easy-to-sing songs, and colorful cards keep family routines fresh and fun. A manual for social service providers supplies a curriculum for the program and parent assessments. The program is available on DVD (with cards and a CD) with a 75-page manual.

Program Goals:

The goals of Sunny Side of the Street are:

  • Support social service providers in coaching parents and children through routines that cover five essential practices for school readiness:
    • Ready for School
    • Ready to Get Along
    • Ready to Play
    • Ready to Read
    • Ready for Bed

Contact Information

Nell Caraway
Agency/Affiliation: IRIS Educational Media
Phone: (877) 343-4747
Fax: (541) 683-4335

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: February 2014

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: March 2014