Parent involvement has a significant positive influence on a child’s achievement. It helps shape a child’s development and future success. Children in families that are involved in their care and education attend school more regularly, complete more homework and earn higher grades and better test scores.
They also are more apt to graduate from high school and enroll in higher education than those students whose families are less involved.
Being involved allows parents to gain a broader understanding of what takes place in a childcare facility or school and to understand and support school functions. Middle and high school students whose parents remain involved usually make better transitions and are less likely to drop out of school.
When parents are actively involved, children have better school experiences and increased self-confidence.
Maria Arvelo, Miami