(Published September 2013) | Useful to Parent Centers in advocating for effective parent engagement policies at the state and local levels.

This guide provides a discussion of research, policy, and practice regarding the role of parental involvement in children’s early education and schooling.  In addition to overviews of several promising initiatives from across the country, this report from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) outlines:

  • key findings and summaries of research regarding the impact of parental behavior on a child’s learning and achievement, evaluation of interventions, and factors affecting parental involvement;
  • models designed for culturally diverse, low-income families; and
  • opportunities for states to advance parent engagement polices and practices.

Find the report here: http://www.researchconnections.org/childcare/resources/26438/source