Parent Involvement in the Classroom

ISD 728 Early Childhood Family Education

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By: Ms. Angy (ECFE Blog Writer)

“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” ~ Jane D. Hull

It is well established that parental school involvement has a positive influence on school-related outcomes for children. Consistently, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies have demonstrated an association between higher levels of parental school involvement and greater academic success for children and adolescents. For young children, parental school involvement is associated with early school success, including academic and language skills, and social competence (Grolnick & Slowiaczek, 1994; Hill, 2001; Hill & Craft, 2003). Parent involvement in schools promotes children’s early academic success, while supporting parents’ parenting skills. Parent involvement is a benefit factor, which promotes a partnership and relationship between schools and families while building positive educational and emotional environments at school and equally at home. Families have a major influence on…

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