Families as Primary Partners in their Child’s Development and School Readiness

Posted December 29, 2004
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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This tool kit aims to help communities partner with parents to enhance child development and school readiness. Its two-part approach involves: 1) developing parents as their child’s first teacher; and 2) engaging parents as decision makers and leaders. Both sections are jam packed with resources, references and tips and drive home a simple refrain: We must act today to help prepare our youngest students for success in the classroom tomorrow.  

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The math is simple: Informed, engaged parents = enhanced school readiness for children

How do we prepare kids for the classroom? Empower their parents with knowledge, leadership opportunities and decision-making capacities. The returns on this school readiness strategy will ripple out into families, schools and communities, say experts.