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Family Engagement

Patricia Gordon, Family Engagement Coordinator


EDCOE Child Development Programs and Services recognizes that parents are their children's first teachers and regard Parents as Partners in their children's education. Research indicates that when parents are involved in their children's education, no matter their income or background, children:

  • Adjust more positively to school and like school
  • Attend school regularly
  • Get better grades
  • Demonstrate healthier social skills
  • Have better peer relationships
  • Tend to get a higher education