Regular attendance lies at the core of success for students and schools. Research shows that absenteeism is an early warning indicator for both low achievement and dropping out. ImpactTulsa has found that kindergarten attendance affects later school engagement and attendance. When children are consistently present in the classroom, they are a part of a greater learning community that ensures their success. By prioritizing school attendance, parents can ensure that their children are academically successful, socially developed and community minded.