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As a parent, you are your child's first and most important teacher. When parents and families are involved in their children's schools, the children do better and have better feelings about going to school. There are many ways that parents can support their children's learning at home and throughout the school year.

Below are some ideas to get you started!

Tip 1: Apply for special services if you think your child may need it. If your child is having difficulty with learning, ask the school to evaluate your child in his or her strongest language. The teacher might be able to provide accommodations for your child in the class. If the school finds out your child has a learning disability, he can receive extra help at no cost.
Tip 2: When we show our children that we both value education and use it in our daily lives it provides them with powerful models and contributes greatly to their success in school. In addition, by showing interest in their children's education, parents and families can spark enthusiasm in them and lead them to a very important understanding that learning can be enjoyable as well as rewarding and is well worth the effort required.
Tip 3: Make sure that your child gets homework done. Let your child know that you think education is important and that homework needs to be done each day. You can help your child with homework by setting aside a special place to study, establishing a regular time for homework, and removing distractions such as the television and social phone calls during homework time.
Tip 4: Demonstrate a positive attitude about education to your children. What we say and do in our daily lives can help them to develop positive attitudes toward school and learning and to build confidence in themselves as learners.
For more information, please contact:
Montinike Miller
Family and Community Engagement Specialist
For more information, please contact:
Yvonne Smith
Special Education Specialist