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: