Learning starts long before children even step into a classroom.  It begins in the most important place of all - the child's home. Family is an integral part of learning.  Therefore, educators cannot afford to neglect inviting parents and caregivers to take part once formal schooling begins.  Positive parental participation is essential in order to ensure the best education of each child.

Families can show the importance of education and of learning in a myriad of ways - volunteering in the classroom, discussing the day's events, reading class newsletters, attending special school events, etc.  While teaching, I encouraged families to participate in the following activities as well.

Literacy Kits
Family Night - If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Family Night - Nursery Rhymes
Literacy Review