Basics of Parent and Family Involvement 
     
    The most basic statement that can be made about parent and family   
     involvement in education is that when it happens, everyone benefits. 
     Research has conclusively shown us that parent involvement in
     education benefits students, parents, teachers and schools, whether 
     the program is at the preschool, elementary or high school level.  
    

    The benefits of parent involvement for students are: 

  • More positive attitudes toward school; 

  • Higher achievement in reading; 

  • Higher quality and more grade appropriate homework; 

  • Completion of more homework on weekends; and 

  • Observing more similarities between family and school. (Epstein, 1991)


     Parent Benefits
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Our Philosophy

Parents raise your children in the way they should go,and when they are older they will not depart from these ways.

Counselors* work with parents to resolve issues that may result in uncommon behavior in a classroom setting.
  * Certified Social Workers or social workers provided through the school     **Person authorized to represent parent pursuant to section 2 of the Parental Insight Membership  
  Guidelines.   *** Certified Social Worker, Social Worker provided through the school, parent, guardian, Person authorized to represent parent pursuant to section 2 of the  
  Parental Insight  Membership Guidelines.
     Benefits of Parent Involvement for Parent and Community
     Benefits of Parent Involvement for Teachers and Schools
  
  The benefits of parent involvement for teachers and schools are: 


  • Teacher morale improves; 

  • Parents rate teachers higher; 

  • Teachers rate parents as more helpful; 

  • Student achievement improves; and 

  • Parents support schools and bond issues (Davies, 1988; Epstein, 1992; Liontos, 1992)



  The benefits of parent involvement for parents and community are: 


  • Receive ideas from school on how to help children; 

  • Learn more about educational programs and how the school works; 

  • Become more supportive of children; 

  • Become more confident about ways to help children learn; and 

  • More positive views of teachers (Epstein, 1992; Henderson, 1987; Liontos, 1992).


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