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Parental Engagement

Partnering with parents is a critical element in educational environments. Bringing parents into the program's goals and daily routines help strengthen positive behaviors both inside and outside the classroom, and prime children for greater learning and responsiveness. As an educator, it’s important to connect with families to keep children on the path to growth.

With resources and tools from ExtendEd Notes, you can learn how experts recommend engaging with families, even across language and cultural spectrums. Our tools can help you create communication plans to encourage parent involvement in your program and their child’s learning, as well as give you ideas for how to include parents in your afterschool program itself.


Parental Engagement Articles

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4 Easy Ways to Show Your Appreciation for Afterschool Staff

Former NBA player and coach Phil Jackson said it best: “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”

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7 Digital Tools to Foster Parent Involvement

Regardless of family income or background, students with involved parents fare better than those without. They are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, have better school attendance,…

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8 Suggestions to Communicate Effectively with Parents

Communication with parents can sometimes be difficult. Parents are often in a rush when they pick up or drop off their students, making it difficult for teachers to set up…

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How To Effectively Engage Parents in After School

Research found that parental engagement is a key predictor of students’ academic success, and it has a positive impact on students’ attendance and graduation rates as well as their attitudes, behaviors…

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4 Mobile Apps to Increase Parent Involvement

With technology and its increasing role in our daily lives, educators are finding ways to increase parent involvement using mobile devices.

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How To Use Differentiated Engagement to Connect with Families in Your Program



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