Home visits and ongoing two-way communication between teachers and families build trusting relationships that have been shown to improve student success in school.  These trusting relationships also provide a great opportunity for teachers to create academic partnerships with families that will further increase student learning and success.

Academic partnerships begin with Goal Setting Parent-Teacher Conferences where teachers, who have received training, meet with families to:

  • Share data to increase a parent’s understanding of why and what teachers want their child to learn, how teachers evaluate their child’s learning, and how their child is doing presently in school
  • Model learning support strategies focused on the individual child’s needs that parents can use at home with their child
  • Set goals with parents to work regularly on foundational academic skills at home
  • Support parents on meeting the goals