Benefits of Parent Involvement

When schools and families work together, children have a higher chance for success, not just in school, but also throughout life (Henderson & Berla, 1996, p. 1). The patterns for success begin in early childhood and include:

  • Higher grades and assessment scores
  • Better attendance
  • Fewer placements in special education
  • More positive attitudes and behavior
  • Greater enrollment in postsecondary education

These benefits parallel with the kind of results reported for high-quality early childhood programs. The development of attitudes, values, and lifelong habits begins with the partnership between the early childhood educator and the families of your children.

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