Be your child's first teacher
Research shows that family involvement can:
increase academic performance
increase test scores
increase chances of graduating
increase chances of attending college/trade school.
Help your child succeed in three steps:
1.) Read to your child for 30 minutes each day.
2.) Eat dinner together as a family and spend the time discussing your child's day.
3.) Use "teachable moments" while driving or at the grocery store to discuss what you see- colors, shapes and numbers.
Family Involvement Activities
How your child plays, learns, speaks, and acts offers important clues about your child’s development. Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age.
You can find a listing of the CDS's developmental milestones for your child's physical and cognitive growth. Take this with you and talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.
Family Involvement Community Partnerships:
Working with the following community partners will allow us to help families find the program that is most beneficial to their specific needs.
Parent education workshops will be conducted for the participating families every other week. Each session will be 1.5 hours and will cover parent education topics such as stages of development, healthy eating, physical activities and effective communication and discipline.
Neighborhood Learning Network
Neighborhood Learning Network is a program of Duval County Public Schools. As a part of the Title I School Parent Involvement Center grant, the focus in on forming positive partnerships among schools, families and communities, as well as increasing meaningful family engagement.
ELC of Duval will include CCR&R and Family Involvement training opportunities in a monthly mailing that this program offers.
ACOSTA Database and Family Involvement Matrix
The Family Involvement Matrix will provide a comprehensive list of training and opportunities for families. ELC of Duval's Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Specialists will be able to provide this information to families.
Parenting classes are offered by various agencies in Duval County. Please visit our Visibilities page to view some of the local classes.