Family Engagement in Education
This shared responsibility is continuous from birth through young adulthood and reinforces learning that takes place in the home, school and community (National PTA and National Family, School and Community Engagement Working Group).
We know that children benefit from family engagement in their schools, including those at the early childhood, elementary, and middle and high school levels. Family engagement also helps close educational gaps between children from different racial groups and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Children's early cognitive development is enhanced by parent support in play and a supportive cognitive and literacy-oriented environment at home. These advantages often continue into the school years.
Children whose parents provide support with homework perform better in the classroom.
Youth whose parents are familiar with college preparation requirements and are engaged in the application process are most likely to graduate from high school and attend college.
As reported by the Harvard Family Research Project, family engagement improves children's learning outcomes. OPE offers a broad range of services and educational programs all designed to provide RCSD parents and families with the knowledge and skills necessary to advocate on behalf of their children and to become leaders in their school and district community. I hope you will take a moment to explore all that the Office of Parent Engagement has to offer. Our mission here at the Office of Parent Engagement is to serve and support parents (families) as they partner in their children's journey to educational success from cradle to college.
As always, your feedback and comments are welcomed!
The OPE staff can help you become more engaged in your child's learning.
OPE is located on the First Floor of Central Office, 131 W. Broad St.
Contact our office at 324-9999
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