Family Engagement Program

North East ISD

Father Time: It's the simple things that mean the most!

Research is clear that when men are actively involved in children's lives the positive benefits are numerous. What are the things that fathers can do that make a difference?

Express your Love

-Show kindness and love to your spouse

-Show affection to child

Read Together

-Sit in close proximity to your child

-Talk about the story together

-Observe and enjoy your child

-Learn about each other's reading interests

Have a Bedtime Ritual

-Provide a feeling of security for child

-Spend time in the child's room

-Talk about secrets and surprises

-Closeness with child

Play with your Child

-Experience a range of emotions

-Teach them to regulate and control behavior

-Practice good body language

-Build confidence

-Provide loving authority

Adapted from "Father Involvement" by Cynthia Garrison, MS, Practical Parent Education Educator

Activities to Help Your Child Keep Learning During the Summer

Research has shown that summer learning based in family and community activities increases students' school achievement. Students who participate in summer learning activities--whether camp-based, community-based, or family-based--score higher on their fall achievement tests than students who are left to their own devices during their free time. (Alexander, Entwisle, & Olsen, 2007).

ESC 20 has compiled a local programs and summer activity guide. Go to to view the entire guide.

Healthy Summer Meals for Kids

Summer meals are available at select North East ISD schools. All children 18 and under are welcome to eat free of charge at the select locations. Accompanying adults may purchase lunch for $3.35 or breakfast for $2.15.

To find additional locations near you, visit, call 211, or text FOODTX to 877-877. For more information about the summer food program at North East ISD, call 210-356-9100.