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Parent Information and Resoures

Parents as Teachers/Born to Learn - Parents are a child's first and most important teacher. In the same manner, educators impact children daily to promote their educational success. After-school and summer student achievement programs need parental involvement, too!

Object -
Recognizes parents as the first and most important teachers of children;
Empowers parents as advocates for the success of their children;
Assists families to greater self-sufficiency.



Parents as Educational Advocates - Through technical assistance and workshops, parents are introduced ways to best support their children to reach their full potential throughout their children's school-age years. Topics covered through technical assistance and workshops, include, but are not limited to: LEAP test taking strategies, familiarity with computer programs their children use in school, and school readiness.

Technical Assistance to Schools - Assistance is available to schools, local education agencies, and education and family-strengthening programs throughout the state regarding the implementation parental rights' provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act,

The No Child Left Behind Act was signed into law in 2002. The law reauthorized the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which was the first and largest federal education law that provided a considerable pecuniary fund for kindergarten through twelfth grade. The two main purposes of NCLB is to ensure that all children in the United States receive an exceptional education and the achievement gap between children who do well and those who do not be closed.



Self-Sufficiency Assistance to Parents - Individual assistance, along with a comprehensive array of training and informational seminars, are all designed to provide parents with career planning, personal development and life skills that will increase their level of self-sufficiency.