Parent’s involvement in early childhood education is very important. When parents get involved in early childhood education, kids usually perform better in school, learn to behave in a good way,
feel confident and show positive attitudes toward others and grow to be the more booming candidate.
The responsibility of parents in the life of a small age child should be based on esteem, love, friendliness, care, emotional support, opportunities and above all to teach children who can get what they want and wish for. But for all this to be so, parents must show children that they care about everything that happens 24 hours a day, and that, of course, has to do with school. Parents should participate in the school, in the school events, maintain positive contact with the professionals of the centre, speak well of them in front of the child, follow up on their activities and remarks, take the review with the teachers and other teaching staff.
What is the best way for parents to get involved in early childhood education or school activities?
Attend parent’s meetings at the commencement of the school year
Meet the teachers and other school personnel. Listen to their strategy, find out what they expect to achieve with your wards, and try to understand why they chose those goals.
Attend school events
Attend events and concerts which are sporting and generous such as exhibitions, parent-teacher meetings, start-up meetings, and prize distributions ceremonies and other such special events like breakfasts to celebrate “wonderful attendance records.”
Find out about what the school offers
Trying to get as much information about the school’s activities is a great way forward.This allows you to stay in the loop and be aware of the different programs that are available for the students and how does your student fare in such activities. There can be programs of music and dance sports teams or tutoring programs, after school that could offer benefits
to your ward since the early stage of education.
Attend meetings of parent organizations
In most schools, a group of parents meets regularly to discuss the school. This group is known as PTM or PTA (Parent Teacher Meeting or Parent-Teacher Association). These kinds of gatherings will offer you a good opportunity to talk with the parents of classmates in your ward and work together to make better the school. Make your expectations and concerns heard for your ward and school at these meetings. Help the teachers to organize meetings between teachers and parents to concentrate on their interests and those of other guardians. If you cannot attend, ask for the minutes to be mailed to you. Or ask if the school publishes the minutes on its website.
Volunteer at school
If your schedule allows it, look for ways to help at school. Schools often send home lists of activities to involve parents, and they often need volunteers who can:
Accompany students on field trips or dances (and if your child feels it is too embarrassing to see him on the dance floor, help sell refreshments in the hall)
Serve on councils or other committees that need parent representatives Help in projects like the school newsletter
Volunteer in your child’s class, in the library, in the cafeteria, or the school office Prepare food for a school event.
Assist as a tutor of students in such subjects as reading, mathematics, English, Spanish, computing, or other courses.
Work in a parent resource centre or help create one. In these schools, parents meet informally, borrow materials about their children’s education and homework, and obtain information about services available in the community.
If you do not have time to volunteer at the school, you can help your child learn at home. The key question is, “What can I do at home, easily in a few minutes a day, to reinforce and deepen what the school is doing?” This is the kind of participation that every family can and should provide to support their children’s school success.
Parent involvement in school will lead to positive student outcomes. Improve evaluations, improve attendance and behaviour. It’s never very late to get involved with the education of your child, and we do
not simply mean in school. You can also generate interest in the interest of your children like in playing,
dancing or any other kind of sports. The more you work with the educational and emotional learning behaviour
of your child at residence, the more likely kids will develop a better attitude to learning and high self-
esteem through the accomplishment and learning of mistakes (which should all the time be expected as learning opportunities).
Shared work between parents, teachers, and students
Shared work has to do with the association that must exist between child-parents-school. That is, parents, teachers and the school must be in constant and fluid communication for the good of children and their proper academic development. While it is true that academic development is important for our society, children must have good emotional development, without it, it will be impossible for children to feel capable. With mutual work practice, the child will see the significance of their effort and how teachers and parents look after the interests of students.
Children spend a lot of their days at school; they are almost all day in schools. Society has been composed in this way, parents go out to work every morning and children have to go to school to learn what is necessary for our society. Sometimes parents work more hours or at different times than the school and can barely see their children during the day, but this does not exempt them from their responsibilities as parents that go beyond dressing, feeding and sheltering children. Parents should be mentors, guides, emotional support and those who teach children about emotions and feelings; this is not learned in school.