Parent education is not a one-size-fits-all program but a well-planned menu of ongoing services that meets the specific interests and needs of parents.
Decades of research target parent literacy as one of the single most important predictors of a child’s school success. Parent involvement in education has resulted in better grades for children, fewer behavior problems, increased classroom participation, and better social adjustment (Harvard Family Research Project, 2005, NCFL, 2003).
ECA & the Warren Institute’s parent education programs provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about what makes a difference for children’s growth and development, how to make their everyday parent-child interactions have a positive impact on children’s language and reading related skills, and where to turn for the additional supports they need to build strong literacy routines at home.
Our training and technical assistance will help you:
- Narrow the scope of your parent education. Our experience tells us that focused efforts on what parents really need are more likely to be successful in leading to changes in parents’ beliefs and behaviors.
- Identify the outcomes or changes in parent-child interactions that your program hopes to demonstrate as a result of your parent education efforts
- Use scientifically based research to help identify content areas and strategies for how to meet your goals