Parents play a critical and important role in their child's learning! They are the first and most powerful influence on their children’s learning, development, health, and well-being. Studies show that children perform better in school if their parents are involved in their education. Parent involvement leads to student success and is recognized as a key factor in the enhancement of student achievement and well-being.
Students are more likely to be motivated, to earn higher grades, to have better behaviour and social skills, and to continue their education to a higher level when their parents are actively engaged in supporting their success at school.
Parent involvement takes many forms. The following are all examples of why you can engage in your child's education:
- serving on school councils and Parent Involvement Committees (PICs)
- volunteering for field trips and school activities
- making sure there is a quiet place set aside to do homework,
- helping with homework
- meeting with teachers
- talking to your child about their day at school.
Kindergarten Program 2016: Building Partnerships:Learning and Working Together ~Parents and Families