Creating a bridge between home and school is also emphasized. Parents learn about how grades are used for college admittance; what classes are important and needed for children planning to attend college; how to navigate the school system, and other information vital to academic success of their children.
Classes are taught in one of 16 different languages by professional PIQE facilitators, who are members of the communities they serve. The class series culminates in a parent group meeting with the school principal, followed by a PIQE graduation ceremony. Parent graduation is a celebration that is typically very powerful to parents who may not have a formal education, and an opportunity for children to see their parents as graduates themselves.
Since the program’s inception in 1987, more than 475,000 parents have graduated from PIQE’s programs.
Significant research studies show that PIQE increases children’s academic success.
Parent Engagement Education Program
Early Childhood Development Program
Four-month Follow-up Parent Coaches Program
Teachers’ Workshop on Effective Parent Engagement
Family Financial Literacy Education
Parent Leadership Program
Three-Day Teachers’ Seminar
Best Practices Model