Testimonials and Support Resources
“Over course of my work with the Children of the Code Project I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of leading educators. Among that group, Jeanine Phillips stand alone. Knowing first hand what it’s like to be dyslexic she is passionately committed to helping children with dyslexia and all those who struggle with learning to read. Blending state of the art science and practice with her personally intimate experience of reading difficulty, she and her staff change the learning trajectories of children’s lives. But she doesn’t stop there. Realizing that she can only help a limited number of children in her own center she has extended her efforts by translating all she has learned into powerful and effective professional development trainings for teachers. Moreover, realizing that the real bottleneck to improved outcomes for struggling readers is also political, she has worked tirelessly to get the governor and legislature of Kansas to understand the impact of dyslexia on the lives of Kansas children and, by extension, to the state. Jeanine is in a class by herself; a teacher, a teacher trainer, and a political activist, her work to champion improved outcomes for children truly stands alone”.
Director, Children of the Code
A Project of Learning Stewards
“I started teaching at Shirley Mayes in March of last year. As “In the Kitchen” has already been in progress, I was impressed by the children’s knowledge of “short” and “long” words. As I began to teach the curriculum myself, I was continually impressed by my relative ignorance about the curriculum. After attending this training, I am so excited to begin the new school year. After seeing the research behind this curriculum, I totally believe in it. I loved that Jeanine went into enough detail to explain why things are set up the way they are. I feel very prepared to help my preschoolers learn solid pre-reading and pre-literacy skills.
I also appreciated all the research presented that lead up to the idea that THIS program — because it teaches and promotes language and literacy — could be the key to our impoverished children becoming successful. And if they are successful, we are on our way to winning the war on poverty.”
“The FLC’s Neighborhood Literacy Initiative is an oasis for struggling children in a harsh world.”
Mother of Student
As a mother of a dyslexic son, I cannot tell you the relief it was to find Fundamental Learning Center. You made it possible for our son to make strides in reading and writing when no one else was willing to help.
Our son is a bright, intelligent young man who was crying every night from the frustration of trying to read. We spent hours struggling with homework. He tried so hard but was getting nowhere. We approached his public school for assistance and were told that he had to fail two grade levels before they could even assess him, let alone provide him with any help. FAIL? Who of us wants to see our child fail?
By the grace of God, we found Fundamental Learning Center and Josh received the remediation he needed.
~ Deanna Knapp; Mother of Josh – an avid reader thanks to Fundamental Learning Center.
Dear FLC:Just wanted to let you know that Barrett got 100 on the math state assessments!!!! He was shocked! He thought he hadn’t done that well. Last year he tested lower.He said “Mom I want to be a brain surgeon.” I think the score boosted his confidence to where he really believes he can do whatever he put his mind to!Just wanted to share the fun news! Thanks for all you do over at fundamental learning center and everyone. You are making a difference in kids lives!Blessings,Carla
Josh was so grateful for the help he received that he sent a letter to Senator Moran about the need for the State of Kansas to recognize dyslexic. Included here is a piece of it:
“Through (Fundamental Learning Center trained specialists) private tutoring obtained by my parents, which taught me to process written language, I will graduate in the top 5% of my class. There are many deserving children that are unable to obtain this assistance because their parents are unable to afford private tutoring. I am one of the lucky ones”.
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This blog is also a wonderful resource for parent testimonials where you can hear in their own words about the success of their children. You can find them in the right hand column under “Categories”.