This month, the Huntington Learning Center of City will celebrate National Parental Involvement Day on November 16, a day that honors the powerful contributions that parents and caregivers provide in support of students’ success. This annual celebration held on the third Thursday in November each year was founded in 1995 by Project Appleseed, a nonprofit educational advocacy organization.
Eileen Huntington, Co-founder and CEO of Huntington Learning Center says that the center encourages family involvement every day. “Parents and caregivers can have a tremendous impact on their children’s school experience,” she says. “Some of the simplest activities help the most—like showing an interest in what children are learning at school, helping children prioritize their homework each night and encouraging children to give their school work sincere effort. On National Parental Involvement Day and every day, we express our appreciation to parents who care about their children’s education and want to be a part of it.”
Huntington adds that there are many ways parents can foster their children’s academic success. Here are several suggestions for enhanced parental involvement:
Huntington reminds parents that parental involvement is easier than it might sound. “While volunteering in the classroom and for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization are great things, there are lots of ways to support your child,” she says. “Parents should make clear to their children that they believe school is important and encourage them to make it their top priority. Those who communicate this to their children and hold high expectations for them as students will see the positive influence.”
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