Importance of Parent Involvement in Early Childhood Education

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The early years of your child’s development are the time when attitude, ethics, aptitude, and eagerness for success are best nurtured. Parental involvement in early childhood education brings many benefits to both student and his or her educators in Orange County.

In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of parent involvement in early childhood education for those located in Orange County.


Setting the Foundation for Lifelong Learning

When parents and scholars come together to create a supportive learning environment, both the students and their families are empowered in many areas of life. Immediate benefits include better academic results, improved attendance rates, and diligent completion of homework, projects, and tasks. These are only a few of the social and intellectual benefits of an avid involvement in your child’s education.

Academic success at an early age carries core values, attitudes, and habits into other areas of life. Not only are children more driven to succeed, but they also experience an increase in courage and commitment. The childhood educator and the involvement of families at an early age result in more capable students who actively seek to overcome challenges and succeed over the course of their lives.


Cultivating Caring, Self-Motivated Attitudes

Students who are encouraged to succeed in school through collaborative efforts between their families and teachers have shown to find far more value in their educations. By realizing their inherent potentials, students become self-motivated with far higher aspirations. Not only is the morale of students higher, but the support also helps them to understand the value of community and the impacts that their efforts can make.

When a family becomes actively involved in early education, a positive association to learning is fostered. By adjusting the perspective of your child, his or her capacity for participation in school activities is increased, and general academic performance thrives.


Understanding Your Child’s Aptitude

As a parent, it’s important to fully understand your child’s development and learning processes. This enables you to identify the unique strengths and weaknesses of your child, but — more importantly — it helps you understand the key areas in which your child needs support to succeed. By being more involved, you will create stronger ties to school and help your child build confidence.

A small classroom size in combination with active parental involvement gives insight into the behavior and aptitude of your child. Frequently interacting with educators will help further understand your child’s in-school behavior and personality. You are given an exact overview of the areas of education where your child needs additional assistance and an understanding of his or her personality and strengths.


Breeding Good Communication Skills

The communication skills that develop from parental involvement at school help a child be more social and feel more comfortable speaking up in groups. As children become accustomed to working in tandem with peers, elders, and others around them, they learn the skills that directly translate to enhanced performance in real-world situations. In the event a child struggles with communication, knowing he or she has a parent who is there will ease that student’s struggles and lead to a quicker improvement.


Getting Involved

Parents are encouraged to learn as much about their child’s education as possible and become familiar with his or her school and teachers as well as the techniques and methods most common to them. Volunteering to help with school projects, fundraisers, sporting events, and in-class activities is a great way to begin growing the relationship that you have with your child and his or her school.

By fostering a sense of community through active involvement with educators, parents in Orange County find it far easier to cultivate skills and talents at home, extending the learning environment beyond the borders of the private school. Your home environment should encourage learning. With the support of your school and its teachers, this becomes a natural process. As you show more involvement in school activities, your child will begin to adopt an accepting, eager attitude toward learning.


The Important of Extracurricular Involvement

Sporting activities and school social clubs — such as debate, drama, robotics, and dance — are excellent ways to help your child become accustomed to collaboration, creativity, and responsibility. In addition, extracurricular involvement at your child’s school gives you key insight into his or her peers and allows you to witness firsthand your student’s strengths and weaknesses in a less-structured group environment.

Volunteering to assist teachers with their extracurricular syllabi is the best way to help your child grow accustomed to a community learning environment while bringing the same attitude and value to education at home.


Book a Tour of Fairmont Private School

Fairmont Schools encourages all Orange County parents to become involved at the earliest stage of their child’s education. Book a tour of our Fairmont Preparatory, Anaheim Hills, Historic Anaheim or North Tustin campuses to meet our teachers and witness the benefits of the fantastic Fairmont experience.

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Shelby Wagner - 1st Grade Teacher Fairmont Historic AnaheimTop Teacher & Skating Champion
Shelby “My favorite part of being a teacher is the children I get to teach.”
  • Is one of the head teachers for the Fountain Valley Artistic Skating Club, teaching regional and national champions. She also teaches beginner classes every Saturday morning.
  • Every year, her students are amazed to find that their teacher has a life outside of the classroom.
“I love feeling like I’m part of a family [at Fairmont].”
Keira Kamath - 5th Grade Fairmont Anaheim HillsScience & Tennis Superstar
keira “I like how there are so many different specialty classes at Fairmont Anaheim Hills, like art, music, PE, science lab, computer lab, and Spanish.”
  • She would like to be a professional tennis player when she grows up, or maybe a doctor.
  • Loves dance and plays the piano
  • Her favorite class is science “because you get to figure out stuff, and I like to do experiments.”
Nicholas Aghaian - 7th Grade Fairmont Historic AnaheimKicking His Way to Med School
nicolas“The teachers and the amount of support they provide to not only me, but to the whole entire community here at Fairmont is probably what I like most about attending Fairmont Historic Anaheim.”
  • He would like to be a professional soccer player, or a doctor specializing in the field of sports medicine.
  • Enjoys basketball, piano, and soccer pitch.
  • His favorite subject is math “because I like to be challenged, and math is full of challenges.”
Gianluca De Gregoris – 2nd Grade Fairmont North TustinDancing Toward Greatness
dancing"What I like most about Fairmont is that I get to learn and meet new friends.”
  • He wants to be a professional dancer when he grows up.
  • Is trained in ballet and ballroom dancing.
  • Loves writing and creating new stories.
Nicole Heyman - Kindergarten Teacher Fairmont Anaheim HillsLaying a Foundation for Lifelong Learning
Nicole "The best part about teaching at Fairmont is being able to work with a diverse group of students who are all incredibly talented. It is amazing to be able to challenge students at such a young age and watch these children grow throughout the year.”
  • Loves camping, reading, and traveling
  • Her students love learning random things about her – like the fact that when she was in kindergarten she wanted to be Spiderman when she grew up.
  • Her proudest moments are the times when a student on campus is excited to see her, oftentimes telling her that she’s “the best teacher in the world.” “I live for those moments.”
“I choose to teach at Fairmont because of the sense of community, as well as the drive for our students to succeed.”
DJ Clovis - Music Teacher Fairmont North TustinRunning to the Rhythm
DJ Clovis “I get to work with amazing staff, faculty, parents, and most importantly, students!”
  • Teaches music to all grades — from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade
  • Coaches (or has coached) football, basketball, and Run Club
  • Plays bass trombone
  • NJHS Conflict Resolution Coach
  • He has run 15 marathons and 4 ultra marathons.
“The best part of teaching at Fairmont is the autonomy — being able to create a program that fits all of my students. At Fairmont North Tustin, I get to help with a lot of different activities.”