Strong partnerships, in which adults at home and school work together, can help families feel empowered to engage in and support the learning and teaching happening at school. These partnerships are crucial in the early years, when children acquire foundational skills in literacy, math, and social-emotional behavior that prepare them for life-long success. In fact, family involvement in learning can have the most impact in the early years, with research showing a positive link between family involvement and children’s academic performance, behavior, and adjustment to school.
This fact sheet from the Regional Educational Laboratory program is based on literature on engaging families in student learning and targeted discussions with educators and other practitioners across New Jersey. It provides districts, schools, and educators with resources they can use to build relationships, communicate effectively with families, and help engage them in their children’s learning and development.
To view the fact sheet, go here.