Colorado Statewide Parents Coalition is partnering with school districts from Poudre Valley and Adams County to bring parents to the Annual Parent Academy. With the help of the districts we had close to 300 parents attend these two parent conferences. Families left with tools to help their students succeed in school and felt more confident.
These two conferences are designed to help parents become advocates and leaders for their children in their schools.
The workshops covered topics such as; “7 Secrets for Student Success”, “Language and Literacy Development”, “Transitioning to High School”, and a whole lot more.
Thanks to the school districts of Adams County and Poudre Valley for helping to make these Conferences a success!
In 2013, 27% of children in immigrant families had parents without secure employment, compared to 32% of kids in U.S.-born families. Although they are more likely to have parents with full-time year-round employment, kids in immigrant families are more likely to live in low-income working families than their U.S.-born counterparts (37% vs. 22%). Discrepancy in income may help explain this trend. In 2013, the median family income among immigrant families with children was $49,600, compared to $61,600 for kids in U.S.-born families.
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With this program parents learn how to utilize their home environments and every day activities to enhance their child’s learning. In the small samples of the children whose parents participated in the program and who have implemented the learning strategies at home, these children have maintained and/or have surpassed some of the Kindergarten Bench Marks.
The purpose of the Providers Advancing School Outcomes (PASO) training program is to create an equitable, replicable, community based model program for providing professional development in early childhood education to Latino, Family, Friend and Neighbor (FFN) providers to: promote school readiness to Latino children, birth to 5 years old, and to prevent the achievement gap between Latino and non-Latino children before they enter Kindergarten.
Schools cannot raise student achievement on their own. To do so, they must build a culture of engagement for parents. This Program strengthens schools’ family engagement approaches and practices through coaching, technical assistance, and program implementation.