Family Engagement Workshops
Children succeed when families, schools and communities work together. However, many schools struggle to engage parents. The challenge is complex with reasons ranging from cultural and language barriers to parent’s limited time or ridged work schedules to lack of know-how, fear and distrust. PIQE’s model is grounded in the theory of change that understands behaviors and attitudes and addresses the holistic needs of families, teachers and schools to achieve sustainable outcomes.
Below is a list of PIQE’s evidence-based parent engagement workshops:
K-12 PARENT ENGAGEMENT IN EDUCATION PROGRAM
Throughout this nine-week workshop, PIQE’s signature program is personalized for elementary, middle school and high school parents to fulfill its goal of educating, empowering, and inspiring parents of K–12 school-age children to take an active role in encouraging and enabling their children to:
- Stay in school
- Improve their academic performance
- Develop healthy and constructive relationships with their parents, teachers, and counselors;
- Focus/prepare themselves for post-secondary education.
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD) PROGRAM
The ECD Program teaches parents how to provide a stimulating home environment that encourages and facilitates early success in school for their Pre-K and Kindergarten children. This program engages parents in activities that stimulate language development and essential pre-reading skills, as well as activities that help recognize the presence of mathematics in everyday life. Parents will understand the importance of adequate preparation for kindergarten, and how it may impact future academic achievements.
EARLY P-3 LITERACY PROGRAM
In collaboration with the California Reading and Literature Project (CRLP), PIQE’s literacy curriculum introduces parents to the five elements of literacy in order to show parents how to be purposeful at home to help strengthen all of these areas. Parents are introduced to the Common Core State Standards for their child’s grade level. Parents get familiar with Dr. John Shefelbine’s Reading Framework of Skills and learn a series of fun, interactive and purposeful reading strategies to be used at home with their children. Parents will clearly understand the importance of their role in their child’s reading development.