When schools work together with families to support learning, children are inclined to succeed not just in school, but throughout life. The Florida Department of Education recognizes that a child's education is a responsibility shared by both schools and families during the entire period a child spends in school.

The following are just a few suggestions of the many ways you can be involved with your child's education:

  • Contact your child's teacher early in the school year and maintain communication throughout the school year.

  • Participate in parent/teacher conferences.

  • Ask the teacher what your child is learning and how you can support this at home.

  • Talk with your child daily about homework, classroom activities, and events.

  • Learn about school policies and expectations so you can help your child

    understand them.
  • Make efforts to stay informed of school and classroom events.

  • Model behaviors and attitudes you expect from your child.

  • Encourage and nurture your child's creativity.

  • Be proactive in making the school aware of your support for your child's

    education.
  • Talk with your employer about flex time so you can participate in school

    activities.
  • Establish a daily family routine.

  • Monitor out of school activities.

  • Model the value of learning, self-discipline, and hard work.

  • Express high, but realistic expectations for achievement.

  • Encourage your child's development/progress in school.

  • Encourage reading, writing, and discussions among family members.

  • Be positive when talking with your child about school related activities.