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Pre-K Family Engagement

The Benefits of Parent Engagement

Some of a child’s most important cognitive development happens during their preschool years. By taking an active role in the early childhood education process, families can help ensure their child has all the support they need to develop to their full potential.

Family Engagement helps extend teaching outside the classroom, creates a more positive experience for children and helps children perform better when they are in school.

It is essential for families to support the learning that happens in the preschool settings at home as well. Families who are in tune with what is happening in their child’s preschool classroom are better able to establish a connection between what is learned at school and what takes place in the home. This connection is a key component of a child’s development and supports further learning.

Not only does family engagement help extend teaching outside the classroom; it creates a more positive experience for children and helps children perform better when they are in school.

In accordance with TEA's High Quality Prekindergarten Program, our department with staff and families, created a Family Engagement Plan to promote appropriate early learning practices supported by the Texas Pre-Kindergarten Guidelines.

HEB ISD Family Engagement Plan Documents

Helpful Websites

Early Learning Resources

PBS Kids
http://pbskids.org

Pete the Cat Story Songs
http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/feature/petethecat/

Starfall Learning to Read with Phonics
http://www.starfall.com/

Ready Rosie (English & Spanish)
www.readyrosie.com
www.readyrosie.com/register

VROOM (English & Spanish)
www.joinvroom.org

Parenting
www.readingrockets.org

Parent Companion - A guide for Texas parents and caregivers of children with diagnosed or suspected disabilities from birth through 5 years of age.
http://www.parentcompanion.org/

Site for English Language Learners
http://www.readingrockets.org/spanish

Social Emotional:
www.consciousdiscipline.com