Useful Links

  • Parent Resources

    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