Parent Involvement

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Early Learning Guidelines

The Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) are a set of goals and statements about expectations for children's understanding and behavior. They reflect the wholeness of young children's growth and development and the complexity of our knowledge.

The Early Learning Guidelines are carefully aligned with Early Head Start and Head Start Child Outcomes and developed with alignment to Idaho's K-12 standards. They are divided into broad age ranges from birth to school age.

The ELG were created by a team of Idaho's early childhood professionals for all those who raise, care for, and teach young children.

Sponsors of the project include the Early Childhood Coordinating Council, Infant Toddler Program, Idaho Head Start Collaboration, and the State Department of Education.

Idaho Early Learning Guidelines Link

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District and Schools

No Child Left Behind - Title I

From the Federal guidance on parent involvement:
"The term "parental involvement" means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring –

  • That parents play an integral role in assisting their child’s learning;
  • That parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child’s education at school;
  • That parents are full partners in their child’s education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child; and
  • The carrying out of other activities, such as those described in section 1118 of the ESEA. [Section 9101(32), ESEA.]"
Program monitored NCLB Parent Notifications

All Title I schools or districts

Parents "right-to-know" about teacher and paraprofessionals qualifications
Word Icon Parents "right-to-know" student is taught by non-HQT teacher
PDF Icon School Accountability Report Card
Results of the LEA review of school AYP status
Word Icon Federal Guidance Example / Word Icon District Parent Involvement Policy Checklist
Word Icon School Parent Involvement Policy-Plan Example / Word Icon School Parent Involvement Policy-Plan Checklist
Word Icon School-Home Compact Example / Word Icon School-Home Compact Checklist
Notice of annual meeting

LEA’s in School Improvement

Notice to Parents including:
  • explanation of the identification,
  • reason for identification,
  • comparison to similar schools,
  • explanation of how the district and school are addressing low achievement,
  • how parents can become involved in addressing the academic issues,
  • explanation of school choice
School Choice – option to transfer to another school not in improvement status
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) [Year 2 of School Improvement or if Choice is not available]
  • availability of services,
  • identify of approved providers in the area, and
  • brief description of the services, qualifications and demonstrated effectiveness of each provider.
Word Icon Chart from federal guidance of Parental Notice Requirements
Other Resources
PDF Icon New Title I Toolkit for Parental Involvement
Word Icon Non-Regulatory Guidance
Word Icon Resources for Parental Involvement