High Quality Pre-Kinder Program
The Amigos Por Vida – Friends For Life Public Charter School will create a partnership between our Prekindergarten families, schools and our community. One of our core beliefs in APVFFLCS is “In order to prepare our next generation to become responsible citizens, we should work collaboratively with our families and community partners.” Through collaboration, APVFFLCS will actively pursue our goal of empowering families for student success.
Definitions of Family and Family Engagement - HB4
Family engagement is the mutual responsibility of families, school, and communities to build relationships to support student learning and achievement and to support family well-being and the continuous learning and development of children, families, and educators. Family engagement is fully integrated in the child’s educational experience and supports the whole child and is both culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate.
Facilitate Family-to-Family Support
APVFFLCS Parent Involvement Facilitators, campus and/or district personnel will provide parents with opportunities to participate in initiatives such as:
Establish a network of community resources
APVFFLCS partnerships with community and faith-based organizations will create a network through the following strategies:
Increase family participation in decision-making
Equip families with tools to enhance and extend learning
Evaluate family engagement efforts and use evaluations for continuous improvement
Feedback and suggestions will be sought from families through:
Data from EOY assessment will be used to determine the effectiveness of the High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten program
Develop staff skills in evidence-based practices that support families in meeting their child's learning benchmarks
Staff will attend and be provided training in areas such as: