CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family - The CIRCLE Family Activity Collection translates child development research into practice by providing a variety of hands-on activities that families can do at home. This collection is organized around seven learning domains: Language & Communication, Reading & Writing, Math, Science, Social & Emotional, Physical Development, and Art & Sensory.
Parent Toolkit - This toolkit will help you navigate your child’s journey from pre-kindergarten through high school. It is designed to help you track and support progress at each stage.
Vroom - Short videos of fun and beneficial activities for parents and young children.
ReadyRosie - Brief videos in English and Spanish that model everyday interactions in familiar environments with real parents.
Reading Rockets - Articles and tips about improving reading skills
Colorín Colorado - English and Spanish information for English Language Learners. Similar to Reading Rockets.
PBS Kids - Games & videos that parents and students can visit together
Assessment Resources for Students and Parents - Information about Texas assessments like STAAR and TELPAS
Student Success Initiative - Information about SSI in English and Spanish including “A Parent Guide to the Student Success Initiative.”
Laws and Research
Title I Statewide School Support/Parental Involvement Initiative - Texas center for Title I, provides opportunities for professional development, TEA program updates, and training opportunities. (on the Region 16 ESC website)
Title I, Part A - Law about improving basic programs offered by schools. (on the TEA website)
ED.gov - United States Department of Education website
Harvard Family Research Project - information about strategies that let schools and communities promote the well-being of students