Collage Parents’ Involvement is Key to Students’ Success

August 25, 2017

Researchgate.net’s article, Parental Involvement in Child’s Education: Importance, Barriers and Benefits,” notes that “when parents come to school regularly, it reinforces the view in the child’s mind that school and home are connected and that school is an integral part of the whole family’s life.” Numerous research studies prove that parents who invest time and place value on their children’s education will have children who are more successful in school.

This is especially the case during the earliest years of schooling, especially in elementary school – kindergarten through the fifth grade, when students with active parents are almost twice as likely to succeed. Once students enter middle school, the effect diminishes slightly—possibly because they are maturing during this time— but there is still a 22% difference.

At Collage, we support Epstein’s framework of how parents can become more involved in schools by respecting our parents in the following ways:

  1. Parenting – Parenting skills are promoted and supported.
  2. Communication – Communication between home and school is regular, two-way, and meaningful.
  3. Volunteering – Parents are welcome in the school, and their support and assistance are sought.
  4. Learning at Home – Help parents understand the educational process and their role in supporting student achievement. Parents play an integral role in assisting student learning.
  5. School Decision-Making and Advocacy – Parents are full partners in the decisions that affect children and families. The intent is to give parents’ voice in decisions that affect their children’s education.
  6. Collaboration with the Community – Community resources are used to strengthen schools, families and student learning.

We are so grateful for our involved and caring parents. Together, we can enable each of our students to achieve success!

Collage Day School is an independent day school located in Palm Valley, Ponte Vedra Beach. We educate children from 3 months old through fifth grade in three learning communities – early childhood development (3 months up to three years old), primary school (3 years old up to 6 years old) and elementary (5 years old up to 12 years old). We offer a very active and creative outdoor nature program that includes TimberNook to promote health and wellness, in addition to an academically challenging curriculum, as part of our whole-child approach to learning. Our small class sizes and low faculty-to-student ratios enable us to offer individualized learning that promotes success for each student.

Parental Involvement in Child’s Education: Importance, Barriers and Benefits. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/283539737_Parental_Involvement_in_Child’s_Education_Importance_Barriers_and_Benefits.

 

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