Family Engagement

 

Family Engagement Assessment & Planning - Family engagement is a shared responsibility in which schools and other community agencies and organizations are committed to reaching out to engage families in meaningful ways and in which families are committed to actively supporting their children's learning and development. It is continuous across a child's life and entails enduring commitment but changing parent roles as children mature into young adulthood. Effective family engagement cuts across and reinforces learning in the multiple settings where children learn- at home, in prekindergarten programs, in school, in after school programs, in faith-based institutions, and in the community. Learn more...


Parent Leadership Academy - Research studies over the last two decades point to the significant, positive impact parental involvement can have on early learning and development, and on student achievement across the grades. Regardless of family income, education, or background, children whose parents are involved in their education are more likely to earn higher grades, have better school attendance, demonstrate better social skills, and go on to college. Learn more...


Parent Capacity Building - This training includes two, 2-hour trainings that focus on building communication skills as well as promoting and modeling character in a classroom setting for school classroom volunteers. This training is a great start to orienting your parent/school volunteers to working effectively with both teacher and students in the classroom. Learn more...


Academic Support Classes for Parents


Internet and Social Media Safety Workshop - While the internet and social media can be extremely useful tools for young adults/teens and their parents, these “apps,” instant messaging, chat rooms, texts, emails, and social networking sites can also cause unexpected anxiety and danger for children and their parents. With technology changing daily, parents and teens do not have the right knowledge, and schools and communities are not always able to have the necessary conversations to assist families to make informed decisions about internet and social media safety. Learn more...