Monday, August 1, 2016


I've said it before and I'll say it again: "Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher." The earlier in a child’s educational process the parents get involved, the more powerful the effects. The National Coalition for Parent Involvement for Education reports that when schools and families work together everyone benefits.

*Students have higher grades, graduation rates, and attendance.
*Decreased use of drugs and alcohol, lower rates of suspension, and fewer instances of violent behavior.
*Parents feel empowered.
*Teacher morale is more positive.
*Schools improve.
*Communities grow stronger.

This month on my website you will find a resource guide with activities to engage families in their child’s education. The best thing families can give young children is time and attention, and YOU can be the catalyst for quality time by providing them with the tools they need. In addition to reading calendars and activity calendars, I've created some "Recipes for Fun" that you can send home each month or post on your class website. Many parents don't know finger plays or games like you do, so this is a way to "help" them "help" their children!