Pre-K Family Engagement Plan
Crockett Early Childhood Center Plan
Crockett Early Childhood Center believes that the education of all students should be a partnership between the school and the parent community. Both the school and the parent community play an essential role in the success of all students.
We have created this family engagement plan that reflects practices that enhance parent and community involvement and reflect the specific needs of early learners.
Crockett’s family engagement plan addresses the following 6 components outlined in House Bill 4 High Quality prekindergarten grant established in subsection (b):
Facilitate Family to Family support
Create a safe and respectful environment where families can learn from each other as individuals and in groups
Parent liaison available to all families
Campus continues to hold training opportunities for families based on feedback from a parent survey
Campus Improvement Plan
Student Award Assemblies
Election of parent officers for committees
Special Events and Field Trips
Establish a Network of Community Resources
Link families with support systems, peer to peer groups, bilingual translators, and various resources depending on family needs
Communicate short and long term program goals to all stakeholders
Utilizing the Parent Liaison for connecting families with available resources as needed
Partnerships with community based organizations, such as but not limited to ACH Child and Family Services, Give a Kid a Chance, church sponsored school supplies program, church sponsored Angel Tree Program, Public Library, and Helping Hands for items like food, clothes and shoes
Trained LPAC members
Increase Family Participation in Decision Making
Opportunities for families to serve as advocates and leaders on various campus and district committees and groups to further learning.
Social Media, Campus webpage, teacher's social media (Remind, DoJo), and newsletters.
Provide follow up feedback opportunity through an end of the year survey on family engagement opportunities and the Family Engagement Plan.
Equip Families with Tools to Enhance and Extend Learning
Approach parents as equal partners in their child’s education while emphasizing parents as the child’s first teacher
Provide parent engagement ideas and learning activities for families to do at home in the areas of literacy, math, science, fine and gross motor, and independence through information shared in newsletters, online technology, social media, parent/teacher conferences, and or other school related events.
Collaborate with families to appropriately respond to children’s behavior in a non-punitive, positive, and supportive way.
Crockett host family education nights and other activities with topics like: Pre-K orientation and awareness, Math, Literacy, behavior, and health tips.
Provide many opportunities for Pre-K Round-up to enroll students for the next year.
Provide information with student's academic progress from select programs such as CLI engage and Lexia.
Develop Staff Skills to Support Families
Develop staff skills in evidence based practices that support families in meeting their children’s learning benchmarks:
Develop staff skills to support and use culturally diverse, culturally relevant, and culturally responsive family engagement strategies. We always try to remember who our customer is as we serve and support students and their families.
Teachers participate in quarterly feedback with families using various approaches.
Evaluate Family Engagement for Continuous Improvement
Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous improvement:
Conduct at least two parent conferences to identify strengths, interest, and needs.
Use data to promote continuous family engagement.
Ensure teachers play a role in the family engagement evaluation process.
Invite family members to be volunteers in our school.