When schools engage parents and guardians as authentic partners, students do significantly better in school. Learn about ten evidence based cradle to college programs for schools and community organizations that give staff, parents, and students new learning opportunities to increase their knowledge and skills to support student success. 

Read With Me engages families in early reading activities by providing a weekly supply of award-winning children’s books into the home, through a rotating library. The program is complemented with lessons for family literacy workshops. 

Reading Roads is a five-week family literacy curriculum for parents of preschool and elementary school students. Each lesson helps parents support the literacy development of their child at home, as well as at school. 

Steps to Success is a five-week curriculum for parents of English Learners (EL). The program builds parent’s skills, knowledge, and confidence to support their child in the reclassification process. 

Growth Mindset is a fourweek curriculum that encourages parents to learn new strategies to support their child’s education. The interactive lessons focus on learning mindsets, family communication, and ways parents can support their child’s development of non-cognitive skills. 

Transition to Middle School is a four-week program that enables parents to gain confidence in guiding and monitoring their child’s educational and social development during the important transitional stage between elementary and middle school, so the child is prepared for and ultimately successful in college. The programs provide interactive lessons about the importance of education, adolescent social development, academic success strategies, and college preparation. 

College Knowledge Academy – College Smarts is five-week project-based program, for parents/guardians and their children, that promotes early planning and knowledge about postsecondary options. The program provides interactive lessons focused on building parent/child communication, the benefits of higher education, financial aid and college preparation. 

Transition to High School is a fourweek program that enables parents to gain confidence in guiding and monitoring their child’s educational and social development during the important transitional stage between middle school and high school, so the child is prepared for and ultimately successful in college. The program provides interactive lessons about the importance of education, adolescent social development, academic success strategies and college preparation. 

College Knowledge Academy – Money Smarts is a five-week project-based program, for parents/guardians and their children, that promotes early planning and knowledge about postsecondary options. The program provides interactive lessons focused on building parent/child communication, how to budgetcosts and resources, and college preparation. 

Transition to College joins the nation’s few and unique programs that engage parents and students in important conversations about each other’s roles as they move from high school to college. The program provides interactive lessons focused on the importance of parent/guardian involvement in the college process, managing college expenses, the social-emotional transition, and navigating the college experience.  

Parent Advocacy and Leadership  

Parents and guardians can be excellent partners and allies to help schools and districts make meaningful changes to support student success. The program provides interactive lessons for parents and guardians on what advocacy is, how to share their message, developing a plan of action, and engaging with government officials.  

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