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The Importance of Family Partnerships

Family participation in learning is one of the most accurate predictors of a child’s success in school and beyond.

Families can and do participate in their child’s learning and development in a number of ways:

  • Being involved in their child’s learning at home e.g. shared reading, story telling, rhymes and songs, helping with homework, visiting museums
  • Showing an active interest in and valuing what their children do
  • Being engaged with the early childhood service or school by volunteering to help with activities where possible
  • Being involved in decision-making activities such as parent associations and committees, school councils and governance boards

The importance of family partnerships in children’s learning and development is recognised through: