Parent Engagement Practices Improve Outcomes for Preschool Children

Reading Rockets, a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help, compiled several research studies on the importance of family and parent engagement on a child’s literacy skills development and education.

Children begin learning at home before they ever reach the classroom, but many families face barriers to providing high-quality early educational opportunities.

A featured “Parent Engagement Practices Improve Outcomes for Preschool Children” brief, created by The Pennsylvania State University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, outlines a number of research-based strategies to bolster parent engagement in ways that improve child outcomes.

Key Findings:

  • Promoting home learning activities and effective teaching strategies can foster early learning and improve school readiness
  • Strengthening parent-teacher partnerships can boost academic and social-emotional skill development and promote academic success

Click here to read the full issue brief.

Caregiver Engagement is one of Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation’s key programs that provides resources for caregivers to help children develop early literacy skills through reading and learning together.

To invest in our efforts to strengthen early literacy and build lifelong learners in Tennessee