Supporting Title I Parents and Students in Understanding Kindergarten Readiness and Standards

Numerous studies suggest that Title I schools need to find new and innovative ways to involve parents and engage them in the learning process. The purpose of this project was to develop a website and pamphlet to help parents at Title I schools learn effective strategies to encourage kindergarten literacy readiness in their students. It explores the relationship between parents and schools and how to best implement an effective partnership between the two. Additionally, the project offered both web-based and paper pamphlets for parents so that they can learn more about classroom expectations and how to help their students succeed. Both the webpage and pamphlet included explanations of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), community resources to help with education, and practical games to incorporate into home learning. This project helped to build parent teacher collaboration early in the student’s academic career and encourage parents to understand today’s classroom standards of learning.