This guide offers suggestions for cooperation between the school or child care center and the home, and provides guidance to parents for their participation in centers and schools. It describes the necessary steps in planning for varied parent involvement and includes examples of parent involvement activities. Topics addressed in planning the program include: (1) reasons for involving parents; (2) broad program goals; (3) concerns and interests of parents; (4) general and specific ways to involve parents; and (5) resources. Sample work plans of ways to involve parents are presented which include a goal, a broad objective, specific objectives, activities, materials/resources, and comments. Also included are ways to motivate parents, benefits of parental involvement to children, a discussion of formative and summative program evaluation, and a five-item bibliography of references. Appendices include a parent involvement evaluation questionnaire and a directory of sources of written materials which cites seven New Jersey state sources and 12 national sources. (DC)
For related documents, see PS 013 685-686.
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New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Office of Human Development Services (DHHS), Washington, DC.