Let’s Celebrate National Parent’s Day!
Without parents, schools would not exist. Parents send their children to school for a variety of reasons, and all parents want what is best for their children.
As parents and teachers begin to prepare for their back-to-school day, we think that this is a good time to take a moment to celebrate our parents by supporting National Parents Day on July 24th!
Every year parents send their children to school because they want their children to learn, thrive, grow and develop to become independent productive members of society.
It is our goal as educators to help in supporting parents by providing guidance and resources to become highly involved in their child’s education.
Teach & Kids Learn (TKL) has put together a few resources that might be helpful in support of National Parent’s Day!
- Circle of Parents provides a friendly, supportive environment facilitated by trained facilitators, but led by parents and other caregivers. It’s a place where anyone in a parenting role can openly discuss the successes and challenges of raising children. It’s a place where they can find and share support.
- Project Appleseed is an organization whose focus is on supporting parental involvement in schools. The Parental Involvement Toolbox is a family engagement program designed for schools that want to mobilize family engagement to improve student outcomes.
- The Science of Parenting Online Course – This free online course shows parents how to research and analyze the latest parenting information to become more confident decision-makers.
- Safe Families for Children serves families who lack social networks and live in isolation without the support of family and friends dealing with crises such as homelessness, unemployment, child abuse, domestic violence, medical emergencies, and alcohol/drug rehabilitation.
- Engaging Families in Support of Student Learning online course for teachers and schools. This course provides educators with a variety of strategies and resources designed to increase family engagement at the school and classroom levels.
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Please contact us if you have additional resources that you would like to share in support of parents and their children’s preparedness for school.