Schools will educate, empower, and support families to enable them to effectively reinforce learning and the healthy development of their child.
How to Make Education a Priority in Your Home
Many parents want to support their child's education, but wonder where to start. Use the following links for ways that you can be engaged in your child's education and make learning a priority in your home.
All parents believe that children can and will succeed. Parents are the bridge to that success. You can accomplish this by taking these steps:
Be responsible. - Make education a priority in your home.
Be committed. - Continue supporting your child throughout the year.
Be positive. - Provide positive feedback.
Be patient. - Show your child that you care through your commitment and encouragement.
Be attentive. - Discipline should be appropriate and consistent. Provide them with an opportunity to correct behavior.
Be precise. - Provide clear and direct instructions.
Be mindful of mistakes. - Look over work and help him or her correct any errors.
Be diligent. - Work with your child and teacher(s) throughout the year.
Be innovative. - Keep learning lively and dynamic.
BE THERE. - Just be there for your child - to answer questions, listen, to give advice, and to encourage. Be there to support your child whenever needed.
(U.S. Department of Education: Parent Power: Build the Bridge to Success)
Your child can suffer academically if they miss 10% of the school year - about 18 days. That can be just 1 day every 2 weeks, and that can happen before you know it.
Now you know!