Getting involved with your child’s education doesn’t just feel rewarding. It is rewarding! Hundreds of studies link parent involvement---at home and at school---to children’s success. That means when you take small steps, such as reading with your child, helping with homework and attending school events, you get big results!
Parent involvement raises children’s chances of earning higher grades, getting along with others, finishing homework, graduating from high school and more!
To get the most out of your involvement, be sure to:
· Start early and stay involved. When parents get involved early on, kids benefit more. And research shows parent involvement should continue right through middle and high school. The more involvement, the better. Remember: Your involvement shows your child you believe school is important.
· Explore your options. Getting involved can be as simple as asking, “What did you learn at school today?” Or it can be as complex as running a fundraiser. Ask about the school’s needs and match them to your time and talents.
· Be confident. No matter how you get involved, remember that it makes a difference. All primary caregivers---mothers, fathers, grandparents, and others---have valuable contributions to make.