A key component of LELC is required parent participation in the program, financial contributions to the cost of tuition, volunteer hours, and monthly parent education programs.
Parent engagement is essential to achieving kindergarten readiness. Our teachers mentor parents and encourage active participation in each of their child’s education. Engaging with families in an inclusive and reciprocal way helps teachers understand a family’s culture and values, which then informs the development of culturally responsive learning experiences.
Family engagement often involves providing feedback on children’s progress and discussing how parents can sustain learning activities at home.
This can take many forms, including:
- Regular parent-teacher conferences;
- Daily communications between teachers and families, and
- Other events intended to build an inclusive community.
High-quality parent-teacher engagement activities help build trusting and positive relationships between teachers and families.