Six Types of Parental Involvement

  • Type 1:  Parenting
    Assist families with parenting and child-rearing skills, understanding child and adolescent development, and setting home conditions that support children as students at each age and grade level.  Assist schools in understanding families.
    Type 2:  Communicating
    Communicate with families about school programs and student progress through effective school-to-home and home-to-school communications.
    Type 3:  Volunteering
    Improve recruitment, training, work, and schedules to involve families as volunteers and audiences at the school or in other locations to support students and school programs.
    Type 4:  Learning at Home
    Involve families with their children in learning activities at home, including homework and other curriculum-linked activities and decisions.
    Type 5:  Decision Making
    Include families as participants in school decisions, governance, and advocacy through PTA/PTO, school councils, communities, and other parent organizations.
    Type 6:  Collaborating with the Community
    Coordinate resources and services for families, students, and the school with businesses, agencies, and other groups and provide services to the community.