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Getting Involved

Parent involvement leads to more student success. Students have a greater chance of being successful at school if their parents are actively involved in their education and their school. How can you get more involved with your child’s education? There are all kinds of ways you can help support your child’s learning.

At home you can do simple things like:

  • read with your child
  • let your child see you read, so you are a reading role model
  • create a quiet space for your child to do homework.

You can go out to:

  • your local library and find books for children of all ages
  • a Parenting and Family Literacy Centre to find activities for preschool children from babies to 6 year olds.

You can get involved by:

  • volunteering to help at a school event, a class trip or with a school group
  • becoming a member of your school council
  • becoming a parent representative on a Parent Involvement Committee through your school board.

Helpful links for parents

  • www.ontario.ca/EDU
    parents has links to resources for parents, including the new School Information Finder. This new tool lets parents search online for any publicly funded school in Ontario, and see a school profile. You can also find links to various parent organizations, as well as information on Parents Reaching Out grants for school councils.
  • www.ontario.ca/abc123
    offers tips for parents to help children from kindergarten through Grade 6 with reading, writing,math and more. Tips are available in 14 languages.
  • www.ontario.ca/studentsuccess
    Ontario’s high schools are changing to meet the individual needs of students with innovative Student Success programs to help more of them succeed.

More information

Interested in finding out news about education initiatives from the Ministry of Education?You can subscribe to OPEN, the Ontario Provincial Education Network, to receive email updates or sign up for our RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds. Visit our News page at www.ontario.ca/education-news and click on OPEN or the RSS link on the right.

Questions For Parents

  • How engaged are you in your child’s education now?
  • What is preventing you from getting more involved?
  • What would encourage you to get more involved?